Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Western Pennsylvania
I just moved my mare. She didn't move with any buddies, but she made quick friends with a gelding there that she's turned out with.
I rode her over though, no trailer. While I would have prefered to ride the trails..it's winter, and I don't know which trails go where through the properties (new BO actually owns most of them). So, I had my work partner (she's like a mom to me) rode in my truck behind with the hazards on and down the road we went. I was hesitant because she's only been on the road once and she backed out in front of a tractor trailer o.o' But, she only stopped to stare and snort at the first car that came along and spooked once at a tree a second time..No harm done and we made it there just fine. When we got to the barn she wasn't very forward and was snorting at the stud in the back field, but I just hopped off and walked her the rest of the way.
I didn't give her any drugs/meds, gave her some pop in her water to get her to drink (she wouldn't drink before we left and was covered in sweat when we arrived). She ground tied like a champ for me to untack and put my stuff in the tackroom and walked right into her new stall. She was turned out in the arena alone for a few days during quarantine and waiting for the weather to break so she could be supervised when turned out in the pasture with the gelding, and did great with him. They had a little scuffle to see who would be boss now and they've been just fine ever since.
On a good note though, unless something terrible happens, this is the barn we'll stay at. I'm allowed to give lessons and take in training horses as long as the board gets paid for no extra charge (last BO wanted 50% o.o), Alahna loves it, and she acted like she's been at this barn her whole life the first day. Doesn't always have to be stressful :p
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