After 12 grueling hours and over 400 miles on the road starting at 5am yesterday, I finally got my pony mare delivered to her new home and my new gelding, Caesar, home to my back yard.
I am super thrilled with the new home that Mally went to. The girl that bought her already has a pony gelding that could be a carbon copy of her, a lovely little barn, nice pasture and good fencing, and has already texted me twice to let me know she is settling in and loves her new pasture buddy.
Caesar all but jumped onto the trailer when we got there to pick him up. We got stuck in traffic on the way home and he was a trooper just chilling in the trailer through all the stopping and starting, motorcycles, air brakes and sirens. We got to the house just as my hay guy was bringing a new bale. I literally backed him off the trailer and handed the lead to my non-horsey fiance while I went to get that set up. They chilled in the yard like Caesar had lived with me all his life.
With how down in weight and condition he is, I plan to keep a record of how he develops. One part of that is his way of going. So, once the hay was put up, we grabbed the lunge line and shot a quick video of him. Again, a total trooper, he just went with it.