So this morning at 2am, Ashley, Ashley and I left the farm for the 8hr trip to Richland Park CIC in Michigan. We chose to leave at that hour to make the trip in mid august as pleasant as possible for the horses, both to avoid traffic and avoid the infamous late summer heat. Somehow hot weather and horses in a tin can don’t seem to mix well! The early start was much harder on the human contingency than the equines… One Ashley fell victim to sleep, and snoozed 7hrs of the way (snoring??). The other Ashley spent the trip in a catatonic, vegetable like state in the front seat, providing me much entertainment in my silent debate of whether she would be classified as “asleep” or “awake”. Personally, I survived the drive with copious amounts of singing and dancing behind the wheel, in addition to the world’s supply of coffee and a few energy drinks… Too bad my bladder didn’t fare as well! Groggy, half awake, and mumbling, the three of us arrived in Michigan to find our horses rested, bellies full of hay, and bright eyed and bushy tailed. Glad to see the overnight drive was a good choice for some of us! 🙂
Nemo, Hopper, Dolce, and Ryan all traveled remarkably well. The in-barn exam for FEI horses was completed as they walked off the trailer, so it was especially nice that Nemo jogged very soundly after 8 hrs on the trailer. Always nice to have that part handled! Everyone travelled well and are excited to be here! Nemo will do dressage at 8:48 on Thursday, Hopper at 1pm on Friday. The 4yo’s will do the YEH on Thursday around 5pm.
More updates coming soon! (Especially once I finally wake up!)