I bought them in the fall and that next spring, when they turned 2, I took them back to my Amish friend, he used them for his spring fieldwork. When they were ready to come home, my Amish friend and I drove them here. I hitched them a few days later and took a nice drive down a gravel road, everything went great.
I was so discouraged because I liked Stone and Jack a lot.
I felt like crying out "Why Lord?" Now, years later, I know that it all turned out for the better. I had so many great experiences, taking these boys back to my Amish friends place. Because of my troubles, I got the opportunity to drive a six-horse hitch, on a plow and a disc (Stone and Jack in the hitch) and many other interesting jobs.
All of these experiences ended up as material for my book, Under the Heavens, due out later this year.