He is in a beautiful place and he will get a chance to do what he loves, ride around familiar areas on his own. Honestly that always seemed to be his favorite thing to do.
I shed more than a few tears, but tonight I feel pretty good. I knew the moment I arrived to take him, when he was standing alone in his paddock and everyone else was grazing that somehow he was ready to leave this place. He bounded into the trailer. I gave his new owner his lead rope so she could lead him to his new paddock. We brought a little cedar tree from the barn (their request, so he could have a bit of homeinhis new place ) .
Later, when I came back I went to see Lily. She came up to me, dropped her head in her riding halter. I hopped on bareback and we went for a ride.
This is what I have been looking for. Sometimes it's a long journey that brings you back home.