Avid readers of my blog know that a couple weeks ago I announced that I was moving my thoroughbred Faith to a new boarding facility in Windom. I am happy to report that Faith is loving her new home, and she made it to Windom safe and sound.
I will say I underestimated how intelligent my horse is. As soon as she saw the trailer pull into the driveway I could feel her tense up and she shot me a look as if to say, “Where are we going to be going now?”
She knew exactly what was happening.
Faith is a retired race horse, and trailers are a frequent sight in the race world. I’m sure she has been shuffled on and off of them most of her life.
Nonetheless, it’s always interesting to see how she’ll react when she needs to load onto one. Luckily, because of her racing background, she easily gets on and off of a trailer — which doesn’t sound like much of a difficult task, but it takes a lot of training to get a horse to load onto a trailer.
However, it was a different story once she was in the trailer. She was understandably very confused and began yelling out and kicking the trailer a little. While I wish there were a way to calm her down, there wasn’t much I could do, so we hit the road and got to Windom as fast we could so she could get settled in.
When we got to the new facility, again she was very confused and a little frantic. But once my new boarder let all the other horses in to meet her, I could tell she was very happy to be with other horses again.
Faith has been at the facility for a couple of weeks now, and I’m happy to say she is outside, eating grass all day and night and socializing with all of her new friends.
Again, as readers of my blog know, Faith is a main topic I write about, and it’s a topic that I frequently speak of outside the Internet walls.
My family especially always asks about Faith, and likes to get weekly check-ups on how she is doing. My mother has been — for lack of a better word — suggesting me that I should take my writings and experiences with Faith and write a children’s book about the hardships and dealing with the issue of moving to a new town using a horse named Faith as the main character.
Since Faith and I are no strangers to moving, my mom came up with many titles of my so-called future books — “Faith and Friends,” “Adventures with Faith” and “Moving with Faith,” to name a few.
I have toyed with the idea, but writing a book — yes, even a children’s book — is a lot of work and an extensive process. My mother claims that it will make me “big bucks” and is banking on my book sales to be included in her retirement plan. My sentiments to that is … you wish. Ha!
Who knows, maybe I will take my adventures with Faith and write a story helping kids with the troubles and anxieties that come with moving, but showing that moving as an exciting and fun experience.
For now, I will stick to sharing my adventures with the Daily Globe readers. But maybe in the future, instead of seeing my name on a byline, it will be on the cover of a book.