Note from SweetPoyzin: Super short one today. I thought being out of college would mean more time to write. Apparently, I was wrong!
Finn’s birthday was upon us. He was hitting the big 4-0!
I had planned a big party for him and invited as many friends and family as the bar would allow.
It was quite an event!
We packed the place full with my family, Finn’s family, and all of our friends!
Finn was honestly excited to finally reach 40. He was looking forward to feeling like “an adult.” Let’s be honest, though, he’ll always be a kid at heart…Ellie was going to make sure of that!
I must admit, I’m not complaining about him being 40 either. I think he only got better with age!
Even though he was ready to be 40, Finn had a bit of a mid-life crisis.
He ended up quitting his lucrative veterinary job in order to pursue life on the ranch with me. Needless to say, with two kids in very expensive boarding schools and a fairly new baby, I was more than a little pissed. Finn told me to give him a chance and if he couldn’t make it on the show jumping circuit he’d get his old job back.
I threw him on Juniper and told him to show me what he could do.
Much to my surprise, he was really good! Although, to be fair, I think it was more Juniper. She was quite the jumper in the international ring.
I told Finn that if he could turn Blister into a champion jumper by Christmas I’d let him stay on the ranch to train jumpers. He’s got 4 weeks to show me he’s worth it in the ring and I know Blister will be a challenge. I’ve been training her for 2 months now and she still can’t come in past 2nd.
Sadly, the whole purpose of the ranch is to train these horses and sell them. There was a bidding war over Lucan and he hadn’t even seen a racetrack yet. We ended up getting $20,000 for him and $35,000 for Juniper. With Tiberius quickly aging I’m going to need to track down a new stud racehorse soon!