Monday, April 11, 2011

Ea adventure Chaaa-ley Part I

What a weekend.
I'm just going to jump right in this, and those who are friends with me on FB, don't ruin it for everyone else.

Want to hear a scary story?

It starts with a boy. And a girl. And their horse.

It was an exciting day, for the girl was headed to Equine Affaire in Ohio to ride with the best of the best and show off her mad skilllz and try to make more horsey friends and connections. She was hyped up and ready to drive.

This girl was not fond of driving but the excitement took over and she trucked onward for almost the whole way, not complaining once about how sore sitting in the truck makes her legs. She just kept driving an driving.

The girl was concerned for her horses' well being though and wanted to make sure that they stopped and let him stretch his legs a little since it was a 9 hour drive.

The horse was very happy to get out and move around a little even though his stall in the trailer was large and airy.

The horse was unsure about what the girl was doing up above him.

The horse also smelled and heard pigs. He was curious.

Mostly though, both horse and girl were happy to walk around and get some blood flowing.

The trio headed back on the road. Nearing Tara Haute they got excited. They were so close to Dayton, not far to go till they could rest.

The girl was still excited, they would get in a day ahead of time so they could spend all saturday relaxing and sight seeing so that by Sunday, all would be refreshed and ready to ride!

Girl got tired, so boy took over driving for about an hour. Boy had never driven a horse trailer before, but he had driven boats. Girl was comfortable with handing over they keys since they had a full tank of gas, had only higway to cover and boy was a very good driver.

Girl fell asleep. It was a pleasant sleep, full of happy dreams of prancing ponies and cupcakes and rainbows.

She awoke to boy cursing loudly and slightly freaking out. She sat up in fear. The trailer was jackknifing. Boy was calm and cool but girl was hysterical.

"we blew a tire" said the boy.

"WHAT?! What do you mean?! How?"

"well obviously we hit something, or the potholes murdered our tire. Either way, we need to change it"

"But we are like a mile from any exit!!!"

"then we drive to the exit"


"There is nothing else we can do. I am not changing a tire on the freeway at 11 at night"

So they drove 20 mph to the nearest exit. It was the scariest time of this girls life. She feared only for her precious horses' safety. Longest mile she ever drove.

They were lucky the exit had a massive 24 hour gas station and truck stop.

Boy prepared the trailer for tire changing, girl unloaded horse and hoped he would behave.

She was silly to think he wouldn't, he is the best pony and mearly sniffed things with curiosity.

Horse was thinking, "why are the silly humans so freaked out? This is fun!"

Well, the boy disccovered that the tools we had to change said tire, needed to be plugged in. requiring unhitching the trailer and moving the truck next to it. Boy did not think this was awesome at all, in fact he was rather upset at this revalation. Girl tried to keep him calm by saying 'At least no one died. We are ok, its just a tire'. It did not help boy.

Horse was curious and wanted to help boy. He understood boy was stressed and wanted to help.

Finally, almost an hour and a half later, tire was changed, horse was still so chill and it was now 1 am. Awesometastic beacause they still had 3 hours to go.

Well there went their night.

The trio arrived in Ohio at 4am and promptly went to bed...

to be continued......


  1. Love Yank's expression. Glad he was a good boy throughout.

  2. Goodboy Yankee for staying calm.
    Scary to have a blown out tire while hauling!

  3. Glad everything turned out ok! How scary. I would have been hysterical.

  4. Well that sucks, but I'm glad no one got hurt. And happy that Yankee was such a gentleman about the whole thing. :)


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