Monday, August 11, 2014

Lex's Five-Star Life

First, thank you all so much for your wonderful kind words on my last post. I felt supported and loved, which I really need in this rough moment.

M and I dropped Lex off at her new home today--she is going to be a broodmare at the astonishingly beautiful Hickory Tree Farm in Middleburg. It's about the best place for a horse to live. The broodmares all get groomed daily and lots of personal attention. They're clearly the owner's favorites. And the fun thing is, I not only have right of first refusal on Lex, but also on her first baby who doesn't want to run (for free!).





When we walked into the barn, Lex looked around like, "Finally, you two. This is what I have always wanted." She took a deep breath and enjoyed looking out the window of her enormous stall. I didn't want to annoy anyone by taking a million pictures, but I snuck one in.

I'm happy she's there but I miss her so much. The owner gave me the gate code and said I can visit whenever I like, which I will do next week. It might be painful to see her for awhile but I think the more I detail I can keep in my mind about how good she has it, the better.

I'll have more updates on the other equines soon. Everyone is doing well. Love all these ponies, even though I hate how bad I feel right now because of that silly mare.

11 comments:

  1. My heart breaks for you but greatness has to be right around the corner. Lex wasn't meant to be a Sporthorse but maybe her colt or filly is

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  2. For a devastating diagnosis you had, that sure does sound like a happy ending.

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  3. Some really amazing horses have come out of that farm! I would think that she will always have the best of care :) I know how hard it is for you, but you definitely have done right by her. I'm now curious as to who they will breed her to and am honestly excited to see how her foals turn out. Sorry, my racetrack brain really never shuts up. I'm glad that you get to see her whenever you want so that you know she is healthy and happy. As hard as this has been for you, I hope that will help in the long run.

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  4. Sending you major hugs and warm thoughts. Sounds like an amazing life for a wonderful mare.

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  5. Sounds like she is going to be in the best hands besides your own.
    *big-hugs-to-you*

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  6. Aw so perfect. I know it's really hard regardless. You have my support and open ear as always :)

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  7. Sounds like that is the perfect place for her, still tough, but at least your heart can rest easy that she will have the best of care and lots of love.

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  8. :-/ What a mixed up day. Happy for her to have this option, sad for you to have to use it.

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  9. Even though this situation is the last thing you wanted, I'm glad you found a great place for her to land! It sounds like the owners make the broodmares their top priority, which will give you peace of mind. ((hugs)) Hang in there!

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  10. It sounds like the perfect place for Lex.

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