How are you all, 20-somethings? Been some time since anyone last wrote here - except myself.
How's the weather? I can't believe it, but it is STILL snowing here and temperatures are still a little below zero (by Celsius) - and it's April! It feels as if the spring isn't coming at all.
And so, I moved Snickers to the new barn. We had to wait quite a time before loading, because two other horses were moving before us, and one of them had severe loading issues. But, when our time came, Snickers just followed me in the trailer like a champ and off we went. I was able to see him in the trailer via a GoPro camera that was installed above him, and he was a good boy while being trailered, too - just a little bit of pawing when we stopped and a little bit of neighing when he got impatient.
He has accepted being stalled overnight well, and is currently turned out in a large paddock with his two other buddies from the previous barn. Yesterday a beautiful, HUGE mare was let in with them and she really took liking in Snickers, so they both frolicked and flirted around for a while.
We later went on our first trail ride, followed by the mares' rider, and Snickers did his best to show off and act as a stud around her.
He was very feisty on this ride, but we managed to keep our calm - most of the time - and the experience was nice, except for one stretch of canter when he tried to get off in gallop, so I had to get rather strong with my cues to slow him down. We hadn't ridden in a while and he was a bit too full of energy...
Also, he got to meet a tiny pony stud - the little thing is no larger than a Shetland, but I don't know his breed. Snickers was amazed, as he had never seen such a small, horselike thing, and pranced around him with an arched neck like a stud himself, trying to get a hold of the pony and sniff him. The pony, bless him, did everything in his power to freak Snicks out as much as he could.
So, overall, it is going well, but I sure hope that pasture season comes soon and horses won't be stalled overnight anymore. The people in the barn seem to be nice, too.
Don't have any pictures yet, though. :)