Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Truthful Tuesday

So I had a BIG day on Saturday! I FINALLY picked up Frida the 4Star. And she's glorious! I'll have to do a trailer tour post, but that's not what you're here for today. Today is confession day! So today we're going to talk about my trailer driving anxiety...  and also my clumsiness.
I haven't driven a trailer in about two years. The ponies and I just haven't had anywhere to go. And I have actually never hauled with Jorge since I just got him last year. So I was feeling a little apprehensive about the drive. I was hauling Sally the Sundowner to the trailer place because she was a trade-in.
First and last time Sally and Jorge worked together.
I figured that was good, I could find my trailer driving legs with her, and then be good to go to drive Frida home. Thing is, Frida is bigger than Sally by about 4 feet. So I was nervous anyway. Fortunately, it was a REALLY easy drive both ways, and things went just fine. I decided when I got home that I would just pull in straight and turn it around in the morning.
Frida and Jorge getting to know each other!

I have to pull out into the road and back in to park it properly and unhook. I didn't want to do that while the roads were busy. I live on the corner of two state roads, so it can be a little hairy.
 I back the trailer up along that fenceline on the right side of this photo, then pull into the road, and back in toward where I'm standing taking this picture. There's plenty of room, and it's not very hard, but if the road is busy, it's tough because people don't have any patience. Plus, Frida is bigger than I'm used to, so I was feeling angsty.
Fortunately, Sunday morning was quiet, and I got Frida turned around and unhooked all easy peasy. But this is where my clumsiness comes in... I hopped out of Jorge to see how much further I could go back and I landed in a rut and turned my ankle. Thus, I very successfully turned and backed my new giant (in my eyes anyway) trailer up with no issues, and then manage to hurt myself getting out of the truck. Sheesh. Fortunately, ankle isn't too bad, and is almost back to normal already.
Parked and unhooked safe and sound. Yes that car was there the whole time, and NO I didn't hit it!
Moral of the story here: I should stick to riding horses and driving vehicles because I am NO good on my own two feet.


  1. Glad that everything went well bringing your trailer home!

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    1. I just need a nice day to take some photos! Or video...

  3. ha ha ha at least you didnt fall out of your truck bed like Amanda did LOLLOL :)

    She is gorgeous! Can't wait for the tour.

  4. I would be terrified hauling a horse trailer. I hate driving so much as it is. And people here where I live are crazy. All the freeways. Ug. But you are brave and this is exciting. Congrats!

    1. It's definitely the other people that make the most nervous! Thankfully traffic where I live isn't as bad as out your way!

  5. That trailer... I'm drooling!!!

    1. I keep staring at it every time I'm outside! It's so shiny and new, be a shame to put horses in it...