03-27-2012, 01:05 PM
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Big transitions like these can be pretty tough on a horse, but they'll usually settle in over time... and it's so rewarding to see them blossom into a content and relaxed horse in their new surroundings.
My mustang colt has really had a time of it too. First he's taken off the range where he was born and lived his whole life and kept in the holding pens for 3 months, then hauled 8 hours to the trainer's facility where she could help me gentle him for another 3 months... and finally moved to the boarding facility where I keep him 2 months ago. There were some real rough patches along the way, but he's been a champ about it overall.