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?
Oh man that could have been bad!ReplyDelete
what could have gone wrong? :D :DDelete
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.ReplyDelete
yes me too. The trailer and truck are two things I couldn't live without!Delete
LOL! I am impressed with the teamwork though! Horse ladies cannot be stopped.ReplyDelete
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.
Yes, sometimes it takes a village! that story about the farrier is hilarious.Delete
Glad you didn’t succeed in stealing a trailer. Wouldn’t that have been a shock!ReplyDelete
I was going to bring it back.... :)Delete
lol *definitely* no way to stop a determined horse woman! except, damn automotive troubles are the absolute WORST OMG.....ReplyDelete
Sorry- I should have had a trigger warning for you..... :DDelete
One thing after the other, oof!! I'm glad she still got her lesson tho, despite not being able to steal the trailer haha.ReplyDelete
Sometimes it seems that things are cursed. Or like the universe is saying 'how much do you REALLY want this?'Delete
Lol! Was that the trailer you were supposed to take??ReplyDelete
Ha! I never did find out!Delete
That's a funny way of not being able to steal a trailer.ReplyDelete
I know, right?Delete
Apparently, a life of crime is not in your future!ReplyDelete
Nope. I shall have to continue my life of honesty.....Delete
Would love to hear about the clinic, I just love Cindy I.Delete