Lexie went home today. It was time for her to go back.
My vet was wonderful to loan her to us with no strings attached. But I know he wanted her back. With the snow and ice it seemed better to take her this weekend because the horses don't have a lot of room to move around and three horses in a small space can be problematic.
Ed and I managed to get the trailer dug out of the snow bank and ice. This morning she loaded like the good girl she is. It was a slow journey because the frost is coming out of the roads creating bumps and craters. She unloaded well and we took her back to the barn. It was bittersweet, I said to her owner "If we kept her much longer she was going to be staying". I also told him that if he needed her to come back that would not be a problem.
Lexie was the perfect horse for Irish and I at a time when we were reeling. She was kind and gentle and easy going. Irish was so calm with her around he was like a different horse. I know that he will miss her.