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UPDATE: Parker Meets The Granddaughter, Page 10: Solid Citizen, Fun Family Horse

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  • Original Poster

    Just found out he got on the trailer at 7:30 this morning! Estimated Time of Arrival: 12:30 p.m. tomorrow!!!

    Holy mackerel, this is really happening! Dang, I am a kid ... why am I crying?


    • #82
      You are crying because you are The Best Grandma in the Universe, besides being a good horseperson.

      And for the same reason I flew out of my office like my a## was on fire when the shipper called to tell me he was nearly at my farm....4 years ago this December, with Sam onboard.
      We horsefolk have our priorities straight
      *friend of bar.ka*RIP all my lovely boys, gone too soon:
      Steppin' Out 1988-2004
      Hey Vern! 1982-2009, Cash's Bay Threat 1994-2009
      Sam(Jaybee Altair) 1994-2015


      • #83
        awwww.... he does look like a little girl's dream :-) Cant wait to see the pics & hear how introducing her to him goes!
        Crayola Posse~ on the bus in Mahognany


        • #84
          Originally posted by King's Ransom View Post
          Just found out he got on the trailer at 7:30 this morning! Estimated Time of Arrival: 12:30 p.m. tomorrow!!!

          Holy mackerel, this is really happening! Dang, I am a kid ... why am I crying?
          I can't say why, but the words, "Because you are honoring King," came to mind. King is the dearest horse of your life and he "found" Parker for you.

          ... the love he left behind.

          * h u g s *


          • #85
            This thread is just one big smile - even has happy tears! Grinning in Florida for you and Parker. What a horse!
            from sunridge1:Go get 'em Roy! Stupid clown shoe nailing, acid pouring bast@rds.it is going to be good until the last drop!Eleneswell, the open trail begged to be used. D Taylor


            • Original Poster

              HorseShine, you are so right. Here I go again. My dear boy, he's always here.


              • #87
                Originally posted by King's Ransom View Post
                I hope we get video, too!

                SLW -- you know he drives? Maybe you can point me in the right direction so DH and I can learn, too! Come on over Saturday if you have time!
                Eeeep, a driving pony, lot's of fun and I would be happy to help you evaluate what he knows about driving. I have a full plate tomorrow with horse stuff but sure do want to meet Parker.

                It's not too hot here but do check him, pinch test, for dehydration when he gets off the trailer...only horse women look past the pretty new face and right into the horse trailer to see the quality of feces he made during a 24 hour haul.....and check those first piles he makes at your place to get an idea of how his gut is working. So glad he will have a day here to recharge before the storms roll through on Sunday.


                • Original Poster

                  12 hours ... he's supposed to be here in 12 hours!

                  No -- I am NOT sleeping! DH is out of town, it's just me and the dog and he is definitely sleeping! Fortunately, my trainer and her hubby are coming over tomorrow morning to help me wait. Yes, somehow I need "help" to wait!


                  • #89
                    So happy for you KR Are you sitting at the end of the driveway yet???
                    We want arrival pics!!!


                    • #90
                      Pics for SURE! And how wonderful for him to be going to a home that is so excited for him to arrive! Hope you brought a lawn chair so you can sit while you wait!


                      • #91
                        darn, I am over in France and the time difference is making me crazy!! I will check tonight but he may not even be there yet.... So so happy for you. And yes, we did tell you King would direct you to the next horse and I am convinced he did!!!


                        • Original Poster

                          I finally got 3 hours of sleep...

                          Headed out to the barn for the finishing touches -- installing bucket brackets, hanging feed and water buckets, halter and lead rope, etc.

                          I will post photos when we have them!

                          Shipper just called! ETA is moved up to 11:30 ... just a few hours now!
                          Last edited by King's Ransom; May. 18, 2013, 08:15 AM.


                          • #93
                            *pulls up a lawn chair beside KR, her trainer, hubby and the cast of COTH, checks camera & passes KR her fav. beverage*

                            I just love this feel good thread.


                            • #94
                              I actually came in from doing chores, anxious to see an update! I suppose I can go back outside and do something until then......


                              • #95
                                I am so happy for you!! Can't wait for the happy pictures!! He is one lucky pony to have a family that is so excited for his arrival


                                • #96
                                  First thread I checked upon awakening on the west coast... now pulling up another lawn chair to await Parker's arrival. Little does he know he's going to have a virtual welcoming committee.
                                  Nevertheless, she persisted.


                                  • Original Poster

                                    Buckets are hung, water bucket is filled. Pony-sized halter (in baby blue) with matching lead rope -- which match the buckets, too, I might add -- all hung and ready. Came in to grab a cup of coffee.

                                    Three hours ...


                                    • #98
                                      Is your camera battery charged?
                                      Nevertheless, she persisted.


                                      • #99
                                        Yay! Obviously your whole family is excited! (even those not there with you)
                                        If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great


                                        • omg. First thread I'm checking when I get home from being away all day today!! So exciting!! Its fun living vicariously through all of you guys while I can't have a horse of my own!
                                          "Choose to chance the rapids, and dare to dance the tides" - Garth Brooks
                                          "With your permission, dear, I'll take my fences one at a time" - Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey