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post #11 of 25 Old 10-10-2016, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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So it looks like we are getting him!
DH let me know days that will work so we can make another trip down. Will contact CWHF and see if the pickup date will work for them.
I am so excited!!!! ♡☆♡☆♡☆♡☆♡

He has lots of itchy spots to use for positive reinforcement training, so I used them for getting him to let me rub on his face, ears, pole and then to let me rub down to his front knees. He might need an elbow block or two as well for the knee issue, but seems to be smart and mellow enough. Had no issues with back legs, butt, tail, flank and belly rubbed and messed with.

Surrogate momma threatened the dog that was there twice, but he pretty much was clueless over it. So that's good.

I'm now trying to figure out how to trailer him home comfortably. Our trailer is a stock/horse with no divider, but has a chest bar. I was thinking of securing thick plywood to keep him away from the chest bar. He would be loose in the trailer. But I am wondering if I should get some good square hay bales and secure them along one or both side walls to limit his possible tumbling space in there and so he has something soft to lean on instead of the hard metal. It would also be his first trailering experience and I don't want him slipping, tripping, rolling and slamming around in that big space. Floor has good rubber mats and will have shavings on top.
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post #12 of 25 Old 10-11-2016, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Officially bringing him home! =)

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post #13 of 25 Old 10-11-2016, 09:34 PM
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Post lots of pictures PLEASE!:)
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post #14 of 25 Old 10-11-2016, 09:53 PM Thread Starter
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Post lots of pictures PLEASE!:)
Oh, I am queen of pic spamming!! I will post before loading, right after loading, during transit, unloading, several as he's getting used to life here before dark, next morning pics and then zillions all the time until he starts to become a 'regular' and then every few days or if something new happens. I also take tons of videos!!! Will link those as well!!

It will be about 4wks before we will pick him up. =/

Still super excited!!!!
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post #15 of 25 Old 10-11-2016, 10:11 PM
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post #16 of 25 Old 11-02-2016, 10:38 AM Thread Starter
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About 20 days until we go get him. I'm starting to feel anxious and nervous.

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post #17 of 25 Old 11-02-2016, 01:56 PM
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20 days will go by in the blink of an eye. Good luck and have fun with your new friend.

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post #18 of 25 Old 11-07-2016, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Finally got in contact with the foster to answer some questions I had.
Picking up hay he is on this weekend to help wean him onto my hay. Then will pick up the hard feed he is on this weekend as well once the hay is in place.
Adjusting the barn and pen he will be in this week.
He has been around hot wire, but it is not always on, so since he knows the general idea of it, I'll be adding hotwire to his pen without worrying too much of him freaking out over it.
And lastly, cleaning up the dusty trailer, putting on new tires and getting it inspected.
13 days! Yippy!
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post #19 of 25 Old 11-14-2016, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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8 days until he is in my trailer! ♡♡♡

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post #20 of 25 Old 11-15-2016, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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Any last second tips??

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