I’m pretty sure that all my boarders have told me independently, that they will miss Moxee more than me. What does that say?? Hopefully it only means that they love that dog as much as I do. I’m not sure how well she teaches a jump lesson, so my job might be safe.
Today was moving day! Packing for the last week was drawn out but still fun, in the sense that its satisfying to check items off the To-Do list. Not fun in the sense that I always have anxiety around large trips. It’s so easy to stay at home that sometimes my wings get rusty. But I’m so excited for this trip – 4 amazing horses that we get to dote over. And Letty is more than wonderful company.
We left ahead of schedule this morning, experienced not a single drop of traffic on our escape out of town. The first 30 min of driving Vanna is exciting. I feel like I’m bombing down roads, taking up both lanes. And I look at the speedometer and I’m not even going 47 mph. She takes some getting used to. The weight of the vehicle is so much heavier than anything else I’ve driven that it feels uncomfortable. I will be much happier when we get a jake brake put in. That will soothe my nerves down Umtanumanashtash Ridge. Or whatever that darn thing is called that scared the lights out of me today. Of course the truck in front of me did have to start hotting up his brakes and make that nasty smell. Which of course, I immediately assumed was me and possibly that all 6 tires were on shooting flames out the back. Turns out I was fine.
We made it to Tulip Springs and immediately changed into shorts because its HOT out. Its nearly 70! Panda is going to be a sweat bomb on this trip as he still has most of his compliment of winter hair. Owing to the fact that he despises clippers and just generally likes to make our lives difficult. Every time he complains about a bath, I will remind him that clippers are easier in the long run. He probably won’t listen to me.
Tomorrow will be fun with lessons with the sage Eric Smiley. I can’t think of a better way to start our trip.