The past few weeks have been spent in conversation about what is next for the pony. She is for sale, but there is not a huge market for what she is - a pony jumper. So the next question was what will she do when I leave to go back to college? After a summer of intensive training and horse showing it would be a shame to let her go back let her stop working and moving forward in her training. And so the next step was to find a shipper to bring her from Center Line to Elon, North Carolina so she can continue her training.
Derrick with Tulip Tree Farms Transport did a fabulous job shipping her, and she had a layover in Maryland at his parent's farm. She shipped like a champ and looked wonderful when she finally stepped off the trailer.
Grayson, the barn owner, had everything set up for her arrival, and I left a dinner party Friday night to meet Derrick and the pony. I was still wearing a sundress, so I'm sure I didn't look like a horse person! Pony hopped right off the trailer and I took her into the round pen so she could stretch her legs. After walking around for a bit she picked up a huge ground covering trot with so much suspension that she hugely impressed everyone! She looked like a warmblood trotting around that ring. She also certainly has tons of personality, as Grayson soon noticed. She is noisy and bossy and loves to be noticed.
On Saturday I took her on a walk around the property, showed her all the scary new things and put her in the round pen to get her legs moving again. Its been two weeks since I last saw her, and I'm not sure how many times she has been ridden since then, but its time to get back into her routine!