Tuesday, February 28, 2012

countdown to magic: 3 days (I hope!)

I'm working out the final details of obtaining Merlin.There are contracts, trainers, vets, tests, farriers, and friends with horse trailers involved. Waiting to hear from the boarding/riding stables to see if everything is ready to launch. If it is, this Friday four of us will head down to pick up Merlin and deliver him to Riding Right Farm here in Cambridge. It's an exciting community event, really! Elizabeth and Weez from the Berkshires are coming up and Patty offered to use her trailer. So the lot of us will all be there to load and unload the black beauty into his new digs and get him settled in. (I hope!) Some form of paperwork or medical test might delay the process, but my heart is still set on this Friday. Fingers crossed, crows in pairs, and heart wide open.

photo from geordansfellponies.com

16 Comments:

Blogger PansWife said...

He reminds of the black Morgan 4/4 sports roadster that my car obsessed uncle owned. Beautiful classic lines and compact smooth power. Enjoy.

February 28, 2012 at 7:12 AM  
OpenID meatbagz said...

Fridays are such good days to start a wonderful adventure...fingers crossed!!

-kate

February 28, 2012 at 7:53 AM  
Blogger DarcC said...

Fingers crossed!

P.S. I have a 2-horse trailer I don't use, wanna trade for workshops and wool shares?

February 28, 2012 at 9:05 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

YES!!

February 28, 2012 at 9:06 AM  
Blogger Karen Rickers said...

What a beauty!!

February 28, 2012 at 9:36 AM  
Blogger Elaine said...

this picture took my breath away .....

February 28, 2012 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Jenna said...

That isn't Merlin, but a male of the same breed, When fells curl up like that they look almost make believe to me...

February 28, 2012 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger CJ said...

Congratulations, I hope it goes as planned. The waiting is always the hardest part.

February 28, 2012 at 9:59 AM  
Blogger DarcC said...

Cool, we can chat about it soon! I'll send you pics and description over the weekend.

February 28, 2012 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Bovey Belle said...

Lovely photo. Fell ponies are real toughies - you should see where they live in the UK!

I hope that everything goes smoothly and he is soon on his way to you.

February 28, 2012 at 10:47 AM  
Blogger 2houndnight said...

As a long time horse owner, I see horses every day. I am accustomed to their beauty and power, not that it doesn't effect me anymore, but that it's effect is more subtle, more comfortable, tamed by familiarity and less startling than before.

It takes a powerful image to make me feel that surprise catch of breath, that instant heart-skip, that awe...the photo of the Fell did just that...magnificent...

Thank you for sharing and best of luck. I look forward to reading and seeing your and Merlin's journey...

February 28, 2012 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Sue Steeves said...

A pair of crows has been hanging out on top of my garage for the past 15 minutes....just as I was thinking about you and Merlin The Magic Pony. Sending that good omen your way! There is nothing to compare to the sheer joy of having a horse....the loss of my own has left a huge hole in my heart for the past 11 years. Hopefully some day in the near future another dream horse will make it's way back into my life.

February 28, 2012 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth from the Berkshires said...

I hope you don't have to wait any extra time--plus, then I would have to go to my meeting on Friday that I'm looking forward to missing. :) I'll keep my eyes open for the black-winged folk.

February 28, 2012 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger J.D. said...

I wish you and Merlin all the best!

February 28, 2012 at 2:28 PM  
Blogger Jasmine said...

@darC - just wanted to say yay! That's an awesome offer! I've been hoping our Jenna would come by a trailer.

February 28, 2012 at 10:53 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Holding good thoughts that all goes as planned. :)

February 29, 2012 at 12:24 AM  

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