Tomorrow morning Zeus leaves to go back to his owner in Tallahassee. When we first started leasing him, over a year ago, we intended to purchase him and for him to have a forever home. Things changed, however, and we were no longer able to afford me going to college and Zeus. So one had to go.
He'll be happy with Liz (his owner) and with the new lessee, but I'll miss him like crazy. There's a small chance that if I find a job quick enough when I move that I might be able to get him back, but it's not very probable. He will also be up for sale, so if he's sold he's sold. I honestly don't care as long as he has someone to love on him, and I know Liz would only sell him to the best of homes.
I'll also be able to visit him if I wish as he'll only be a few hours away.
But for now, it's goodbye, and I'm so grateful tot have had this wonderful horse for as long as I did.
I know I'm going to start bawling tomorrow when he gets on the trailer, but it's for the best.
Here's some of my favorite pictures of us.
First time I met him.
First ride at home.
Riding in the pouring rain.
Zu's 11th birthday.
Being a cuddlebug.
And the most recent ones.
And now I'm crying.