I put the mini's up for sale last week, and within just this week I got 5 people who were interested in them. I scheduled them to see the girl's, and yesterday evening the first woman interested came. I spent a total of 10 hours in the barn yesterday, with 6 of them being heavy cleaning, grooming, brushing, sweeping....etc. The barn is so tidy now you can lick off the floor....(which I wouldn't advise it..but it is true!).
Anyway, I let all of the horses out in case it could be the last few times they were together. They ran around, kicking, bucking and just having a grand time. Ollie made use of the soft dirt and rolled, then Sherman did, then Tucker..they all wanted dirt baths.
Ugh. The annoying fact of having a white horse.
I did more cleaning, and then it started to rain. A lot. the freshly groomed mini's got soaked and I was disappointing because I worked on them so much to get them looking nice. I just gave them another brushing and put them in the stall.
The woman arrived, and I showed her how to tack Half Pint up, and then we drove her up the rode once. After Mrs. Richardson was comfortable, I got out and stood by the driveway while she drove back and forth a few times. Half Pint did amazing, and I was so proud of her.
After Haffy was done, we went in to get Rosie. As Mrs. Richardson went to get her, Rosie bolted and wouldn't let her get near to put the halter on, which disappointed me because I really liked the woman. I squatted down and Rosie came walking over quickly to me. I haltered Rosie, and took her to the round pen to show Mrs. R the tricks Rosie could do. Rosie performed beautifully, and also did fantastic when Mrs. R tried them on her. Then I quickly harnessed Rosie and we took her out for a quick ground driving session. by this time it was 7:30, and about two hours after feeding time. Rosie started to act up, but I showed Mrs. R how to correct it, and then she did great.
After we finished ground driving, Mrs. R decided that she wanted to buy them, and I couldn't be happier. She will be a great home for my little girls, we are going to do a first right of refusal, and she will try her best to update me on how they are doing. I am so happy about it, and now I am already searching for a nice small horse or large pony to take her place.
My (or actually, Mrs. Richardson's minis) are leaving here next Saturday. It will be sad to see them go, but good because I can continue going down by journey as a horse woman.