A few weeks ago we posted about Cody, a Missouri Foxtrotter whose owner no longer had much time for him. We are happy to say that Cody has a wonderful new home!
We had several people interested in adopting Cody, and we had a few people come out to ride him to see if he would be a good fit for them. He stayed with his previous owner, Stephanie, and she did all of the hard work- talking to prospective owners and showing Cody to them. Although the people who did come out to see him were excellent horse owners, they just weren’t a good fit. Mostly, they wanted a horse who was much more animated- Cody is really more of a laid-back type of guy, who is just as happy meandering on the trail as he is gaiting along it. Stephanie was concerned that we wouldn’t find the right person, but I assured her that, somehow, things work out for the best- the right owner would eventually come along.
A few days ago we had someone contact us who had lost her previous horse to cancer. Karen had looked at over a dozen other horses, and was actually looking for an older horse, but something about Cody caught her eye. She came out to ride him, and they seemed to be a perfect fit! She’s pretty laid back, and Cody’s pretty laid back. She also likes meandering as much as Cody seems to. After talking with her a little more, we decided that she would be an excellent owner for Cody, and she made the arrangements to have his stall ready for him on Sunday.
Stephanie delivered him Sunday morning to his new home at Whittier Narrows. He came out of the trailer very calmly, and settled into his new stall very quickly. He started munching his hay that was left for him, and explored the stall a little, sniffed his neighbors, but overall there was no drama at all. Karen was so excited to see him, along with her friends (one who will be Cody’s “godmother”). It was so wonderful to know that he will be surrounded by so many caring people.
We also discovered what a small world we live in! We met Dawn, a lovely woman who had adopted Montana, a Quarter horse mare, a few years ago. Montana seemed to have difficulty settling into the barn where she was going to live, so we took her back, and then adopted her out to Stephanie- the same person who also adopted Cody! Cody now lives next to one of Dawn’s horses who she rescued a few years ago! It was great to see her, and to know that she rescued two other horses, and that she will be able to also watch over Cody as well!
Cody is going to have a wonderful life being a spoiled horse, going on trail rides and overall just hanging out and being a happy horse! We are thrilled for Cody, and also for Karen, who now gets to spoil another very lucky horse. We know that Stephanie wanted Cody to have a good life with a kind, caring owner, and she was very happy to know that he will get the attention he so deserves. We look forward to hearing more about Cody and his adventures with his new owner.