Join Date: May 2011
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
All moved! At around 4pm yesterday, I went to my new barn and hopped in the truck with my new BO to pick up my mare. Aside from a sudden apprehension of the small barn that we had to pass to get to the trailer, Vanna practically loaded herself. 15 minutes later, we were unloading at the new place and Vanna has three pens to herself. Because she is the only horse in the back pens for now, they moved a few panels so she would have more room to move around. When we unloaded her, all her future herd mates were crowded at the gate and watching. She stepped off the trailer and nickered to them, and they all nickered back. After we threw her some hay and gave her some water, I hung around to make sure she was settling in. For the entire time I was there, she stood at the front of her pen, talking to the horses across the way. I hope this is the start of a beautiful friendship for her and those horses. Heh.
When I get out there today, Vanna is starting some basic training. The BO spread some shavings in the round pen and a bit of manure to melt the ice, so it should be safe to do a little bit of work with Vanna in there. If not, I guess I'll just have to spend a few hours cleaning her up instead. Compared to the show horses in that barn, Vanna looks practically feral with her fuzzy coat and overgrown (and half chewed) mane.