Sold: One Unicorn

Yesterday, Riley got on the trailer and traveled down the road to his forever home.

The process of selling him was a somewhat difficult one in many senses. Besides the obvious emotional anguish of assessing each person as a good (or not) fit for him, the sheer logistics of allowing people to see him was overwhelming. Balancing constant phone calls, comments, and messages inquiring about him with you know, basic life/work/Jack commitments was not easy.

But Riley’s new person is a dream come true. A former Cornell vet tech looking for a trustworthy companion to spoil, it’s an understatement to say that she loves Riley. And that she understands how much he means to me, and even joked about creating a facebook page for him, is just… amazing.

I’m so thankful to know that Riley has landed on his feet and will be spoiled and loved for the rest of his days. It’s so hard parting with the horses we grew up with, but when they become someone else’s family so readily it’s a blessing indeed.

Happy trails, sweet boy!

11 thoughts on “Sold: One Unicorn

  1. I love this! I love that you took so much care in finding Riley a suitable, experienced and loving home. Go you!! 🙂

    If we sell a horse on we still have a responsibility for their life to be as wonderful as we could have provided ourselves. I recently stopped a sale of one of my clients horses because the person was not financially able to afford a horse that needed corrective showing and I had heard that they weren’t the kindest person when they trained and rode. No amount of money is worth selling a horse to a home that is not able to look after them physically and emotionally. Sounds like your Riley is going to a horses dream home and that makes me smile

    Mel x

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