Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Lost Luggage

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Terry is on the last leg of his trip home from Jeddah. He flew Turkish Air for the first time and had a great experience ... until he got to Chicago and his checked bag did not. There seems to be some confusion about how to file a claim for lost luggage, so tracking it down may be an interesting process.

The good news is that horses arrived safe and sound and Terry will have a few days of R & R here at the ranch. Then its off to Amsterdam! I'll write more about that later.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Veterinarian and farrier visits today

Monday, July 26th.

We have a busy day at the ranch today. Our veterinarian, Dr. John Clader of Chaparral Veterinary Center, will be here to draw blood and perform health checks on a group of horses that will be going to the EU in early August.

And our farrier, Mike Paschall, is also coming out to have a look at this group. One of the services that we provide to our clients (at no extra charge!) is to have our farrier assess their feet and provide trims, if needed. It is really important to us that the horses be as comfortable and healthy as they can be while they're in quarantine and during their flight.

Terry and the Arabian horses arrived safely in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia this morning and all is well. He is looking forward to spending a couple of days visiting our clients' stables there and shopping for kebab spices!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Horses to Jeddah

Today is Sunday, July 25th, 2010.

Terry and six beautiful Arabian horses are up in the air at the moment, somewhere between Brussels, Belgium and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. They'll land in Jeddah early tomorrow morning. So far, it has been a nice,quiet and uneventful flight. We are so happy to have the opportunities that are presented to us to live our lives out of two things that we both love - horses and traveling the world. What a great adventure!

Terry's current mission is to learn, first hand, what spices are needed to make authentic beef and lamb kebabs. Hopefully he will return from this trip with some new information!

Meanwhile, I've stayed back in Bigfoot, TX to oversee the ranch operations. We're finishing up a new barn - Barn # 7, so that we can continue to provide excellent service to our ever- growing list of clients. Visit our website if you'd like more information about us and our services. It is