I accepted a job back home in Ohio which is wonderful and also painful. It means I'll be able to stop the long commute from OH to CT every week (thank god) but it also means saying goodbye to a herd of horses I have personally selected and brought into my program, rehabbed, and watched grow into wonderful, hard working fur babies. It's the job. But it's going to be the hardest thing I've ever done to say goodbye to these guys. One has overcome seemingly insurmountable trauma and is flourishing. One is so so young and is growing into himself and becoming a sassy, confident, sweet pony. It's amazing what horses can do when they are given the right support. My heart hurts to leave them. As I'm sure some of us have this experience--what was yours? How did you say goodbye without secretly loading them all in to your trailer and driving off in the middle of the night?