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The Business of Love

>> Sunday, February 28, 2010

I don't know if I've mentioned this before or not, but I co-own another horse with a good friend. She hasn't ridden much in the past few years so it only makes sense that she shouldn't pay board anymore.

My friend called me and told me that she wanted to sell Tantra and her tack. My first response was, "Sell your's worth plenty of money. Let me find Tantra a home." At the time, I thought I would place her just like I do my rescue dogs. I'd find the perfect home and make the people sign a contract that stated she would come back to me if they ever decided they didn't want her.

My second thought was: I love Tantra. My granddaughter loves Tantra. The best place for Tantra is with us! My friend totally agreed. She wants the best thing for Tantra too.

So now, I'm in the business of finding someone to lease Tantra to pay for her board. That lease will demand that Tantra stays with me at the farm where I have Tango. I will start to ride Tantra more and my granddaughter will continue to ride her (along with the person who leases).

We've decided we're going to ride Tantra western....rather my granddaughter decided that. I'm up for it too. What the heck. I can ride Tango one way and Tantra the other. Maybe it will work different muscle groups! I have my first western lesson on Monday.

Meanwhile, please wish us well. We need to find someone else to love Tantra as much as we do. I promised Chuck that the board for two horses would be covered by my business plan. Imagine with a business plan!!!


Unknown February 28, 2010 at 11:55 AM  

How beautiful Tantra is! The best of luck to you!

Tweedles -- that's me February 28, 2010 at 1:29 PM  

I am so excited for you and your business plan!
Yes, you love Tantra, Alexa loves Tantra- that is where she must stay with YOU.
I cannot wait to hear about the first Western lesson. YOU will love it- and yes- a whole new set of muscles to get worked.
Riding western is more the feel of being one with the horse. It's fun.
Fun for everyone

Joanie February 28, 2010 at 4:22 PM  

I'm Jan's friend and I've been accompanying her to the barn for years - even though I'm basically afraid of horses and don't ride! I have to say, though, I've never been afraid of Tantra. She's so gentle and ladylike. She'd be a perfect horse to lease!

Oklahoma Granny February 28, 2010 at 7:35 PM  

So glad Tantra is going to stay with you. Hoping you find someone to lease her very soon. Good luck with the riding lessons.

Oklahoma Granny February 28, 2010 at 7:43 PM  

Oh, I've been meaning to ask what kind of puppy is that on the right side of your blog under the words Rescued Puppy? The reason I ask is because I read 'Our JennEric Life' ( and Jennifer just rescued a puppy a few weeks ago. If you don't know Jennifer, her husband is in the Army and they are stationed in Korea. They had one dog when they arrived (Maggie Moo). Since then Jenn has been feeding and watering one of the local dogs. Now she's rescued this new, sweet little girl and named her Libby Blue.

Jan Mader February 28, 2010 at 9:36 PM  

Jenn sounds awesome! That puppy was from a litter of eight. We never knew what they were for sure...the vet thought that they all had different dads. Mom was a shepherd mix. They were sooooooo cute!

BeadedTail February 28, 2010 at 10:11 PM  

That sounds like a wonderful plan for Tantra to remain a part of your life! I hope it works out as planned!

CATachresis March 1, 2010 at 5:26 AM  

What a lovely looking horse! I hope your "business plan" works out. Sounds like a good one :>)

Missie March 1, 2010 at 9:05 PM  

She's a beautiful horse!

Bobby March 3, 2010 at 6:43 AM  

Yes we hope it works out. it would be a shame for you and your granddaughter not to see Tantra. So it will be good if Tantra stays with you.

Honeygo Beasley March 3, 2010 at 8:59 AM  

Best wishes! I hope it works out to everyone's liking and best interests.
She IS a beauty!

Lillian Robinson March 11, 2010 at 2:08 AM  

Yeah, I'm still trying to convince Mr J that we can afford to keep all three!

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