KD did pick up Beautiful Boy today! Yeah!
Hubby took care of it all for me, partly because KD drives me up the wall and the other part is that I didn’t want a long sappy goodbye. I said my goodbye the day before and really didn’t feel sad about it. KD will love on him and give him a home where he doesn’t have to think or work.
Hubby told me she was jumping (literally) for joy, hugged him, had three photos taken of him and her before they had left the paddock alley, and was basically filled with joy. This was her first horse bought for her when she was nine years of age. I knew she didn’t want to sell him when she did.
So all in all it’s a happy story – she got her first horse back for free, and I got out of the trap of having to figure out what to do with him.
Background: I bought Beautiful Boy for $600 when his owner was in a financial bind. He never worked out as a lesson horse due to his unexpected spooks. I owned him for several years before I “sold” him back to her for $1.