Monday, January 14, 2008

Wheelin' and Dealin'

I have been answering emails and phone calls all day long. Just when I'd finish answering one, another one would come in.

I don't mind, though, because I'm making progress toward my very important goal of reducing my horse herd.

The trainer and I started discussing some of the details of our arrangement about Senter, so Senter will be leaving here very soon.

The trading-horses-for-sheep deal looks like it is going to go through, so Char and Scylla will be leaving here in about another month.

Shane and Boo will be leaving in a couple of weeks.

And I'm in the process of negotiating price with the young rider who is interested in Selebrity, so if we work something out that we both can live with, Selebrity may also be sold soon.

Plus I contacted a few people who had expressed interest in my horses before, to let them know the news about Senter. One person I know may be interested in breeding her mare to Senter, and the trainer already knows of two possibilities for him as well, in addition to her own mares that she gets to breed to him in exchange for her work training and promoting him.

After a long, full day of nonstop negotiating, now my brain is empty of any coherent thought and I need to go to bed!


Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you have to say goodbye to Char. But it sounds like things are moving again for you. I hope your financial worries are pretty much behind you now.

Nancy Chase said...

Well, I wouldn't go so far as to say THAT yet, but it looks like we're on our way.

I would love to get down to just 4-6 horses here, and be able to spend more quality time with each one. And be able to pay for feed without having to sell an arm and a leg to do so!