Not an Easy Decision

This has not been an easy decision and certainly not one made lightly but today Taktur and Dreki went on the boat south to their new home.

Hence the practising loading training these past couple of weeks.

The boys loaded fine, travelled well arriving intrigued and interested at the pier.  I think Dreki had designs on the big lorries!  If he could’ve pointed with excitement, he would’ve.

Taktur was much cooler about it all. He’s been there, seen it and definitely got the t-shirt.

Handing the boys over was not easy and I said my goodbyes quickly.

This was definitely the right decision for me.  I have my own reasons for selling Dreki.  Nothing was his fault. It was all me. I just lost my nerve over the whole process and once lost, it was gone.  My back didn’t help either.

As for Taktur, he is Daisy’s horse and so it was entirely her decision.

The boys are going to the same home and it is perfect – definitely what we wanted for their future.  I am not worried about them.

So end of an era really.  Bitter-sweet but definitely the right choice for me.

13 thoughts on “Not an Easy Decision

  1. Celeste

    Oh no, I am really sad about this. I was looking forward to seeing both of them when I come in September. But they are your horses and it is your decision. Taktur is the most gorgeous horse ever, and showed me that a stallion can be a sweetie pie. I’m just so happy that I did get to meet him in person. Dreki was growing up just like him. I hope this makes your life a little easier and takes away some of your stress. I’m sure they’ll be fine, together, in their new home.

  2. darby callahan

    I know how hard this decision must have been for you. I hope it is a comfort that you have found them a good home where they will be loved and that they will be together. the good is that you will have less stress and worry. You will be better able to see the positives, and hopefully have less pain. wishing the best to all of you.

  3. Judith Garbutt

    Never easy to let horses go but you have such a lot to manage so it seems a sensible decision. Hopefully they’ll have good, active lives with their new owners and you can get on with enjoying the older boys, the girls and the gorgeous Minions.

  4. Sam

    Doing what is best for animals instead of what we want is so damn hard. My hat is off to you to know another home would suit these two better but my heart is heavy that we will not be party to all of their shannaigans.

  5. Mary Colleen McNamara

    You are brave and all heart. When doing what is best for our critters sometimes we have to put our needs and emotions aside in their best interest. I am glad they will be together and Taktur can still teach Dreki some things 😉 I am sure they will have a good home , Daisy and you both approve . Hopefully if it isn’t too painful their new owners will send some updates and maybe some pictures. Take care of your self, and all those equines you still have and hold. Warmest wishes,

  6. diane in northern wis

    Wow….I am surprised to see this. Glad you feel good about your decision. I always have a tear in my eye as I see your beautiful horses headed to a new home somewhere. May it be great for them too.

  7. Cathy

    I am so sad for you. I know it won’t have been an easy decision but as always you have done what is best for them and put their needs before your own. They look inquisitive and hopeful in those photos, looking forward to their new surroundings. And Dreki has Taktur to help him make the transition. I have to admit, if I’d known you were thinking of selling either of them, I’d have been hacking the lid off my piggy bank in an instant!

    It’s been such a difficult year for you, and the underlying sadness is knowing how difficult it is becoming physically to look after so many. You and the old boys can hopefully enjoy a more gentle lifestyle now. We are none of us getting any younger!

    Be kind to yourself, and I hope you will be able to keep in touch with their new owners.

  8. Kris

    It just shows that you care more for their future benefit than retaining possessions.
    That is a sign of true love.

  9. Simone

    Consider yourself hugged from all the way down South. I know you love your boys and it is a huge decision you had to make. <3

  10. Jo

    Wow that seems like a shock from the outside, but I know you will have been agonising over it for a long time. I’m sorry to see the hansom boys go, as I love seeing your beautiful photos of them, but I’m sure it will be the right decision for you (and Daisy) even if it is a hard one to let some of the family go off on new adventures.


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