Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Playing Phone Tag

The vet and I have been playing phone tag to discuss the results. I'm sure things went fine as he had told me he would call me if he saw anything that would cause concern. Will hopefully get in touch tomorrow.

Now I'm looking into a horse transport company to pick the colt up. I could drive up with my 2-horse bumper pull trailer but he's never gone such a long distance and I'd rather he travel in a bigger trailer for this trip. It's a 4 or so hour drive down here, maybe longer with traffic. I want baby to get here safely and with as little stress as possible.

I had gone on Sunday to try 2 other horses, locally. I had made the appointment as a follow up just in case baby didn't work out. Both horses were bay appendix geldings. The younger one was very quiet but at 6 years old, he was a little too stiff in the back end for my liking. The other horse was older and definitely more finished but needed a lot of weight and was not quite fit. If I wasn't in love with the baby he might be a consideration but he was a fixer-upper.


OnTheBit said...

well I would hope the vet would find nothing wrong in a 2 year old so I hope all turns out well! As for a shipper the only one I know that I trust is http://www.princetonequinetransport.com/
They do full east coast from Canada down to Florida. I know people that have used them and they will never go back to another carrier again. Just a thought for you so at least you know of one good shipper to make his first trip a positive one.

SolitaireMare said...

Hey OTB! Thanks for the lead. I'm writing down carriers and will make the calls as soon as I finish with the vet. :)

Melissa said...


Jean said...

Oooh, this is SO exciting. I love it when someone finds the perfect horse.

Can't help with the transport info as I drive my own around. I do think the larger trailer is a good idea, though.

Can't wait until you have that gorgeous creature in your barn!!

Horseypants said...

Sounds like you found your horse! That's great...looking forward to reading more about him.