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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Full Circle

As some of you may recall, Victor has been in training for the last month or so. His trainer, Joel, is fantastic. He has brought Victor so far along that it's like watching a brand new horse. He's learned all his gaits and now Joel is working on teaching Victor his lead changes. Everything that I saw in Victor is coming to fruition under Joel's training.

And adoration? Oh my word, Victor is in LOVE with Joel. Joel doesn't even have to hold on to the lead rope and Victor simply follows him around the barn like a very LARGE puppy. Nor does Victor need to be tied when Joel is saddling him or grooming him. He stands there patiently, occasionally bending down to nibble on Joel's baseball cap. You know how sometimes you'll see an elderly couple walking down the street holding hands? Well that's what it looks like when you see Joel and Victor walking down the path together. It's like they've been together forever.

So when Joel asked me yesterday if he could buy Victor, well what could I say? Apparently Joel loves Victor just as much as Victor loves Joel. I would be hard pressed to find a more perfect match. When not training horses at the ranch, Joel fills in as a handyman. Which means they'll be together every day, all day. And Joel will be able to take Victor so much further than I'd ever be able to.

Foster a horse and find him a good home. Mission accomplished.

12 Comments:

  • At 11:36 AM, Blogger Cookie said…

    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...

    I'm so proud of you and Victor.

     
  • At 11:53 AM, Blogger trek said…

    I am proud of you, April.

     
  • At 12:59 PM, Anonymous Dave Daniels said…

    Aw, that's wonderful news! Yes, you've saved a life, and brought two together.
    Does this mean more knitting time now that you won't be mucking out the stable?
    Oh, and there should be a picture of the two of them walking away, off into the sunset together.

     
  • At 2:22 PM, Blogger Kristen said…

    I'm kinda sad to say goodbye to Victor, but you're right. They're in love and should be together. Victor could never have found such a perfect trainer and friend if you hadn't taken him in and cared for him. Good job, and I'm really proud of you!

     
  • At 2:32 PM, Blogger aija said…

    Oh April. A big brave thing for both of you...

     
  • At 7:42 PM, Blogger Ronni said…

    While I bet it is sad in a way to give Victor up, I think your role in this wonderful story was to guide the two of them to find each other. You've done a wonderful thing.

     
  • At 4:35 PM, Blogger Sheepish Annie said…

    You did good, April. Really, really good.

     
  • At 2:55 PM, Blogger Valerie said…

    Oh I got all teary-eyed there. What a great story. You pat yourself on the back, eh? And get yourself some yummy cupcakes or something and indulge, because you done did the Good Thing you set out to do, and we all got to witness, and we are so happy. I know you'll miss Victor, but this is such happy good news.

     
  • At 3:35 PM, Anonymous Pam said…

    You are one in a million, April.

     
  • At 12:31 PM, Anonymous jessie said…

    That brought a tear to my eye. Yay for Victor. You're a good person!

     
  • At 10:48 AM, Blogger Julie said…

    Awww, what a wonderful thing you have done.
    {{hugs}}

     
  • At 10:26 PM, Blogger Heide said…

    I'm happy for Victor and Joel, but I must confess that I'll miss reading about and seeing Victor on your blog. You are an amazing person and this kind soul has a chance for a brand new life because you cared. Hope your job is going well.

     

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