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    10-22-2009, 05:50 PM
Saturday is Moving Day

Noah is moving to his new barn on Saturday! Yay!! He'll be close to home, turned out with a couple other old guys, have a giantic stall, wash stall with warm water, and an INDOOR!! OMG, I cannot wait.

How can I make his adjustment easier? He won't need to be in quarantine, although he will stay in his stall for a day so he can meet his new pasture buddies over his dutch door. We'll also be switching him from natural oats to purina senior.

Any tips/advice on making him less stressed through the transition?
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    10-22-2009, 06:54 PM
The best advise I can give is just make sure that you as his best friend is as calm and together as possible.
If your freaking out and worrying/ getting impatient or whatever then he will too.
And just make sure that when you change his food that you do it slowly and not suddenly.
Oh and make have something of his that he likes in his new stall already waiting for him. Maybe a salt lick or a jolly ball?
Something that you know will make him feel a little bit at ease. But no matter when when moving a horse they are going to be excited and scared to be in the new place.
Good luck... Let us all know how it goes
    10-23-2009, 10:19 AM
Has anyone used those treat balls that hang in the stall? I suspect he might just rip it down and eat the whole thing in one bite!
    10-23-2009, 12:05 PM
Originally Posted by luvmyperch    
Has anyone used those treat balls that hang in the stall? I suspect he might just rip it down and eat the whole thing in one bite!
my horse had one ! He liked it a lot but he figured out how to lift it up to the ceiling [yes they are VERY low in my barn] & it only took him like 5 minutes to eat it
    10-23-2009, 12:06 PM
Green Broke
So glade to hear you're finally moving. It will be an exciting change for him, and you!
    10-24-2009, 07:48 PM
How did the move go today?
    10-24-2009, 08:47 PM
We're finally home... Move went great! He's so happy to be in a giant foaling stall. For the first time in weeks, he didn't have that anxious look on his face! He has a dutch door out to the pasture so all the other horses can say hello tonight while he's inside. We'll turn him out after breakfast tomorrow, and see how he does with the other old guys. I'd like to show him the indoor tomorrow too. I doubt he's ever seen one before!
    10-24-2009, 09:26 PM
Aww... how sweet! I'm happy for you two :)
    10-24-2009, 10:06 PM
Green Broke
Glad to hear!
    10-25-2009, 05:18 PM
Im glad the move went well :)

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