Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: secret mountain valley
Dreamy ride at the new barn
After months of being unhappy with my barn I finally made the move and just had to share with someone how happy I am with the new place. So, a couple of weeks ago I got into a screaming fight with my former BM about continually finding Tanner's water empty (not low, empty). She tried to tell me I was over reacting and it was no big deal. About half an hour later he choked and I had to take him to the hospital where blood work revealed that he was very dehydrated. He has fully recovered and I moved him to a new barn thursday morning.
He is adjusting so well, and I am loving the place. There is no barn drama that I can detect so far and Tanner has settled in like a champ. I think it is mostly due to him finally getting the right amount of feed (he lost 100 lbs at the other place) and not being in a mudhole up to his knees. His thrush is already looking much much better. Tonight we had our first ride in the indoor and he was such a gentleman. He collected beautifully and did absolutely everything I asked of him. Afterward we watched the sunset together while he had a bit of a graze (we have green grass in february, I love it!!). Now I am kicking myself for having not left that hold junk heap barn behind months ago!!