I'm so nervous I don't want to go to work. I have talked to Daren's owner and we have a verbal agreement for Daren to come home to Colorado. I've been reading his race record and it's full of suggestions that he was having vision troubles- slow breaks, stopping when boxed in or bumped. 20/20 hindsight, anyone? Still, such willingness to work impresses me a lot.
I have a good bid on shipping from Nationwide, who has a good reputation locally, they are based in Colorado Springs. Now I am waiting for the paperwork, then I can book the shipping. Their pickup date is June 14th.
|Double C Ranch, Darcy teaching|
Now I need an OTTB saddle pad and a t-shirt and a bumper sticker... And Daren's win photo from Pimlico... And some ice cream to celebrate!
And I need to re-read A Year at the Races by Jane Smiley- one of her horses lost sight in one eye and was retired. I just read it on our trip to NC last month but it feels like ages ago now. It's probably not even back in the bookcase yet.