When Bisque leaned his head out of his stall to greet me, everything that had once fallen apart, began to come back together.
Bisque came into my life when I needed him the most and when he needed me the most. We were destined to have each other before either of us even realized it.
I lost my heart horse and the center of my world January 20, 2016 during colic surgery, Johnny Memphis was only 13 years old; three weeks prior to that I had lost John’s horse brother, Yo Bronx Yo, to a catastrophic injury while he was turned out in the pasture. This one-two punch to my soul was impossible to take; my heart was broken into a million pieces. At the same time young horse named Bisque the 2013 Indiana Bred 2 Year old Colt of the Year was working his way into my life just when I was about to give up on horses.
Unbeknownst to me, Bisque had caught the eye of some wonderful people who wanted to make sure he had a life beyond the track: Erin Thompson and Brent Sumja. In January 2016, Bisque was in Louisiana working towards the end of his race career. Erin and Brent saw this, and convinced Bisque’s owner that donating him to Friends of Ferdinand would be a great way for him to find the right “forever home”.
Erin and Brent cared about Bisque enough to pay his transportation cost from Louisiana back home to Indiana. Fast forward a week or so, I made a call to Sara Busbice, the President of Friends of Ferdinand, to see what she had to say about the possibility of helping me finding a new horse. I've been involved with Friends of Ferdinand for years, so she knew me and the kind of horses I liked. I just remember hearing, “We have a horse who is very special but has not hit our web page yet. I think he might be the horse for you. He is just off the track, needs let down time, and won’t be ready for 6 months or so. Come meet him at his foster home.”
Bisque needed a home and I needed to start mending my broken heart. I went and met Bisque and our partnership was instantaneous. As soon as Bisque leaned his head out of his stall to greet me everything that had once fallen apart began to come back together. My world changed for the better. I waited the six months until Bisque was ready to move to his final home; in September 2016 we went to pick him up and brought him home.
While we were picking Bisque up from the trainer we met Bisque’s best horse friend, Malibu Beach, and couldn’t resist bringing him home too. Every day when I go to the barn, a place where my heart was once broken, my world becomes whole again when I am greeted by my personal McDreamy horse, Bisque, and his goofy best friend, Beach. I am sure I used all of my “good karma” points when this guy came into my life but I can guarantee it was well worth it. We are the luckiest horse and woman in the world.
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