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    08-19-2011, 06:40 AM
Green Broke
8 Hour Trip

Rodeo is scheduled to be picked up and delivered August 28th!!! I couldnt be more excited....

But a few questions, what do you suggest doing once we get to his new barn? Do you suggest walking him around a bit to stretch his legs, or put him in his stall and let him be? Any and all suggestions/advice would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks
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    08-19-2011, 08:28 AM
Green Broke
Walk him around. Unless he's frazzled from the trip. I was just on an 88 hour trip. Its tough.
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    08-19-2011, 09:11 AM
When trailering a horse long distances, you should hand walk for a little while as the horse may be stiff from traveling a long period. Because a new place can be a little stressful, I usually will stall a new arrival and give plenty of hay to keep the gut moving. Make sure the horse is drinking. Once all of that is accomplished, I would do things as normal.
    08-19-2011, 09:56 AM
I think hand walking in a quiet place would feel wonderful after a long trailer ride.

If it is the middle of the night and there is no lighted options and hand walking is only going to cause stress, then skip it.
    08-19-2011, 07:16 PM
Green Broke
Thanks for all the replies! Im hoping he adjusts like he did when I bought him 6months ago....he was perfect, and knock on wood he is that way again! We'll see though :) Thanks again!!

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