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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Clinic Adventures: That Time I Tried to Steal a Trailer

This weekend I was off auditing a Cindy Ishoy clinic. I was really looking forward to it. Not only was I going to hang out with my horse friends and learn a lot but I was getting a weekend away. I really needed a break after the last 3 weeks of endless rain and crazy work.

Shanea had signed up to bring her mare and I was excited to see them go. I didn't arrive until noon on Saturday (I wanted to ride first). When I got there I found out that Shanea was having trouble getting here. The trailer that she had lined up had been damaged in a recent wind storm. People were trying to figure out a solution but it sounded confusing.

So I called Shanea and she said that she had found a trailer but needed a truck. Paula and I spoke and she got a truck (Susan volunteered her dually). Next was to get a ball. Paula got that and we jumped into the trailer on our rescue mission.

When we got to the farm where the trailer was we saw two trailers but no one was there. I called Shanea and she thought that it was the white one. I looked at both and the gray one had a lock on it.
So Paula and I decided to risk taking the white one.

Paula was nervous to back up so I backed the truck up while waved her hand to direct me. Paula is small and the truck was tall so all I saw was her arm. Clearly she trusts me.

Alas, when we got everything aligned it turned out that the ball was too large.

So that's how I ended up NOT stealing a trailer.

Fortunately though Shanea still got her lesson. Cindy agreed to travel to Julia's arena (who kindly offered it up for Shanea).

The moral of the story? How about:

  • I'm clearly not meant for a life of crime?
or
  • There is no way to stop really determined horse women? 

20 comments:

  1. Oh man that could have been bad!

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  2. Wow that could have been a story of a life time. And some jail time ;) I know it isn’t possible for everyone to afford a trailer but stories like this make me so glad we saved up and got one. We didn’t own a trailer for the first year of horse ownership and it can give you nightmares trying to figure out transport in a pinch.

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    1. yes me too. The trailer and truck are two things I couldn't live without!

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  3. LOL! I am impressed with the teamwork though! Horse ladies cannot be stopped.

    This makes me think of the time my farrier went to pick up 2 horses for a buddy and accidentally stole someone's horses for a couple days. Funny thing is, the neighbors saw him loading the horses and waved all cheerily as if nothing was the matter.

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    1. Yes, sometimes it takes a village! that story about the farrier is hilarious.

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  4. Glad you didn’t succeed in stealing a trailer. Wouldn’t that have been a shock!

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  5. lol *definitely* no way to stop a determined horse woman! except, damn automotive troubles are the absolute WORST OMG.....

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    1. Sorry- I should have had a trigger warning for you..... :D

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  6. One thing after the other, oof!! I'm glad she still got her lesson tho, despite not being able to steal the trailer haha.

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    1. Sometimes it seems that things are cursed. Or like the universe is saying 'how much do you REALLY want this?'

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  7. Lol! Was that the trailer you were supposed to take??

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  8. That's a funny way of not being able to steal a trailer.

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  9. Apparently, a life of crime is not in your future!

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    1. Nope. I shall have to continue my life of honesty.....

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    2. Would love to hear about the clinic, I just love Cindy I.

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