As we drove up to the stable I could tell something was the matter. Mom and dad were standing around the trailer, clearly worried.
One of the trailer’s tires was completely flat dispite us pumping them all up yesterday. The doors were also frozen shut.
But we kept soldiering on and looked for ways to fix the situation. We have never had any trouble with our trailer before so this came as a bit of a shock. We also realized that the only spare tire we had was a summer tire. Rats.
So we were standing there with a trailer we couldn’t open with one strange tire and running out of time before we needed to leave in order not to start our drive too late.
I quickly called Agrinova Trailer, the place where we bought our Ifor Williams trailer and luckily they had a tire ready for us to pick up, despite it being a holiday today.
I then returned to cleaning boxes and packing, assuming we could figure things out while my parents thawed the trailer doors out with a hairdryer.
After a lot of work Adam and my parents also managed to figure out the problem with the strange tire so that it was working normally again. Apparently there was some dirt or something in the wrong place. I am not sure but I was so immensely relieved to say the least.
I think they enjoyed each other’s company in there but I watched them on the camera to make sure things stayed that way.
Just in case something happened, Adam and my dad went and picked up the new spare winter tire on the other side of town and went food shopping. At the same time we started our journey north with our Prince and Princess.
This is when the next disaster occurred.
Luckily, this wasn’t the car we were driving the trailer with. But it was the car that Adam and my Dad were driving with all the hay and winter covers.
It turned out that Adam’s Volvo couldn’t fit all the hay we needed either so there was a few seconds of inner panic before we decided what to do.
Since we had gotten quite far, we decided to keep driving and call up Jan.
Jan is the person in charge of this weekend’s competition and he was also the one who arranged for a stable for Popgun and Shahina to sleep this weekend and was going to guide us to the stable. Upon arrival, he and the equally nice man who owns the stable, Gunnar, helped us get the ponies settled and Jan let us pack as much hay as we needed.
A few hours passed before Adam and my dad finally arrived safely as well. And we could then put on the winter covers and take them for a walk in the cold winter night. I slipped and fell on my face. But otherwise things went well.
We are now all fed and really ready for a night of good sleep. The food at the hotel we are staying at is amazing and I think the rest of the trip will be so relaxing.