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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Thanks Kid

Well, the little sorrel Kid is sold, awesome little horse. I actually hate selling horses. How can I sell my friends? I always feel like such a traitor.

And you always worry about how they will be treated but he should be OK. He's going to be a good one and valuable to the fellow who owns him now. If he'd been a little bigger we sure could have used him but with 1800 lb. cows, 900 lb. horses just don't work for us. We made a little money so that will help us out a bunch especially going into winter. Thanks Kid.

Still . . . I hate selling horses.

I couldn't resist posting this picture. It is one of the few trees in our yard (a different kind of friend). Soon the leaves will have all fallen but it is so pretty right now I just wanted to share it. 

Kind of a sad day.


the Goodwife said...

I know what you mean. I bought a yearling and raised him, started him under saddle, and then had to sell him when he was a 6 year old. It was so very very hard. The lady that bought him only kept him for a couple months then sold him again. I worry about where Boss is and if he's ok. Like your Kid, he should be fine because he's a good solid horse, but you still do always wonder! My old horse I've decided I'll never sell. He's 22 now and if I ever am not able to keep him I'll just put him down. I couldn't bear the thought of him not being taken care of!

The photo of the tree is lovely!

Shirley said...

Sad, but you have the satisfaction of knowing that you sold a good horse. It's when you sell the bad ones that it isn't so good.
I love the colours of autumn trees, ours are just starting to get pretty.

Ames said...

Sad to see any friend go. You should feel good knowing you gave him a good start in life!

Beautiful tree. I hope I will get to go north and see the colorful leaves before they are all gone. I look at the Fall forecast everyday and don't see much change. Last year we were too late and caught the tail end of Fall. I am willing to drive as far north as Maryland. They have leaves the size of dinner plates there. In colors of orange,red,and yellow. It is an awesome sight!~Ames

fernvalley01 said...

Sad to see him go ,but a good horse ,that you placed carefully will do you proud. Smiled at the 1800lb cows vs the 900lb horse .My cousins buddy had a good rope horse named Blaze,little morgan QH cross. As he went to rope a bull one day they were yelling "no Greg! that bull is waaay bigger than your horse ! " Greg said something about only slowing him down but not stopping. Any how they got the job done , but I am bettin a bigger stout horse is what's needed for a regular routine of it

Rachel said...

Yep, know how you feel. We have horses we raise that we sell, and it hurts to get rid of them, when they've usually done something that just touches you.

And since we ride colts for peeps too, that makes it hard for me. I told hubby that I was gonna have that problem, of getting attached to one and then he has to go back home. But such as that, huh.

That's a great pic of the tree, I think I'm ready for winter to set in.... I think?

Nicole said...

I'm like you, I hate selling horses! My horse is at a friends right now and I wonder if she feels as though she's been sold. But I hear she's doing really well!!! And the tree is gorgeous!

Cheyenne said...

I often think of one of my horses. Oscar. I had no option at the time, but to sell him. I will always regret that act.
But, I do realise a person needs to make a living.

LindaG said...

Gorgeous fall colored tree. Here, we don't get many colors on our trees. Mostly brown and fall off.

*hugs* on selling the horse. At least you have the little bit for winter, as you say. ♥

gowestferalwoman said...

"hug" your tree friend for me please ~ looks like he is ready for a long winter nap soon :)

I think our horses are somewhat like our kids in a way; its hard to let them go and experience the world, but we know its all part of the process of living. Still not easy though. He'll be a good horse though for the right job (and im sure he's thankful to you for not having to face off BIIIG bulls!)

and I love your photography!