It is always so weird to go the barn when something is different. Today I will be going to the barn and the oldest horse won’t be there anymore. You know what I just realized…Gen is now the 2nd oldest horse! Crazy. Anyway, you always get so used how things are. With a small barn like Gen’s (6 horses) you feel like a family.
Going to the barn and to be missing a horse…it just doesn’t feel right. Seeing his stall empty…that just isn’t how it should be. I am not crazy about change. Even when a horse leaves it is hard. I have a routine when I drive up the barn driveway. I look, in a very specific order, at every horse to make sure they are okay. Now that routine has to change.
Whenever things like this happen it makes me cling on to my horse a little bit harder. Gen will be getting extra hugs, extra kisses tonight. I am sure that he will be upset about his buddy. I know that while tonight will be odd, it will be okay. I can’t imagine what my barnmate must feel when she comes up the driveway (she has a 2nd horse at the barn).