MK Equestrian has arrived! Aiken 2013 is in full swing 🙂
ok, actually we are in full un-packing mode!!
A few small details couldn’t keep us from getting out of PA before this last winter mix rolled in on Monday. After 13+ years of fabulous travels with my Exiss 4 horse slant load I decided it was time to acquire a trailer that would allow us some different options and be a little more user friendly for the east coast events. So after searching for what seems like a decade I found a used 5 horse head to head in really good shape. Of course by the time everything worked out it only left us one day to pack for 14 horses… yikes is right.
The crew took this challenge on with big smiles, nothing would hold us back! Then of course the morning of leave, one of the trucks was a little un-happy with the cold; minor details still not keeping us in PA a storm was coming and we needed to LEAVE!!!
Caravan one hit the road around 6am after fixing the no start cold truck issue. Then we had a wonderful group of friends help load up the second set. These lucky horses traveled is super style and comfort on Keith Coopers new rig “TRIXIE”. Keith is a great horseman – this guy is a professional hauler and I feel very lucky that we were able to fit in on his schedule. All the horses were kept in just the right temperature and watched diligently on the trip- I’ve never had them arrive in such great shape when hauled by a company. Check out and friend Keith!
Husband of the year drove with me so we could hit this adventure head on together. For awhile I thought maybe I could make this a yearly companion trip, then after 11 hours of driving I sort of went off course and added another half hour to the trip. Hopefully Bryce will have amnesia of this trip when I ask him to come next year!
Today was a 90% successful first day. TONS of un-packing was achieved- horses had their first romp out in the sun and all came in with the same number of shoes they left with – and husband of the year was loaded onto his plane home (I only say this was successful because last year I managed to help him miss his flight!) Bummer of the day is the new trailer seems to be stuck on the truck. After many lost hours of frustration we gave up and decided that it may need it’s first and hopefully last trip to the Aiken trailer doctor.
If that’s the only doctor visited by anyone of MK Equestrian this year in Aiken then I’ll say we had a pretty great 2013 Aiken season!
Finally, yes, you’ve read right… “MK Equestrian” it is 🙂 I will always want my business to be composed of my “Havariem” but as a Kinnamon now I decided it was time to show off the name a bit. www.mkequestrian.com
Check out the site, we have our current sales list of horses up-dated and will be doing more web up-dates soon!