It's always good to bring a horse home from inpatient care and hauling out for a lesson of any sort is also cause to celebrate so it really was a day of high spirits. It was a very long, very cold day of high spirits.
All of the driving back and forth though did solidify how much I'm loving my rig. I love my truck and I love my trailer.
When I finally made it back from the barn, I was pontificating on my love for the rig over a glass of wine with The Boy and jokingly commenting that "you know, if we had a bigger trailer I could have saved a trip since the hospital is really only 10 minutes from where we took our lesson."
I was expected a scolding about not needing a new trailer, blah blah blah (I acknowledge that I do not need a new trailer) I was surprised when instead he just retorted:
"You know. I really like our rig too. I think we might be a Featherlite Family. When we do get a bigger trailer I'd want another Featherlite. Even if the Bison or whatever is $5k cheaper, at this point I'm impressed with our Featherlite and I'd rather give them another shot than hunt for the lowest price."
Not really an exciting statement for the casual observer but let me dissect his response.
You know. I really like our rig too. I think we might be a Featherlite Family
He has affection for our big horse box. AND he knows the brand name - and likes it!
When we do get a bigger trailer I'd want another Featherlite.
When! He said WHEN. Not "if" but "when" we get a bigger trailer... I'm glad he knows where our 401k is going :)
Even if the Bison or whatever is $5k cheaper, at this point I'm impressed with our Featherlite and I'd rather give them another shot than hunt for the lowest price.
Bison! He knows two brand names! bonus points for him. And he can rationalize his perception of brand/quality over price? This man is meant to be married to a tack 'ho. It's really a match made in heaven.
Mind you, another trailer isn't in the works for quite some time (might have to sell a kidney first), but I do rest assured that he has similar brainwave patterns when we talk about fantasy trailers. I think it's his background driving big trailers and equipment that makes him so invested in our trailer choices. But really I don't care why - I just enjoy the fact that he is.
But I really do love my trailer. I feel safe handling horses in it, never pinched or trapped. The horses haul quietly and comfortably and I have more storage than I need. Plus it looks like a sexy beast with the new truck. And who doesn't like that??