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post #1 of 4 Old 04-12-2013, 07:36 PM Thread Starter
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Moving a Horse to a Different Farm...

It is official now, I will be moving Breeze from a farm down the road, to a stable where I work!!! She will be there for the summer, and back in the winter. This stable will be great for Breeze, there is a partial indoor arena (it was a hanger, made into a riding arena), a 7 stall barn, a round pen, big outdoor arena, 1 bigger pasture, 1 smaller pasture, and 2 corrals, another corral will be set up for Breeze when she arrives.

Now, my boss and I are going to pick Breeze up in probably June, with her horse trailer, and when we get there, I will bring Breeze to her paddock, and lead her around, let her get use to it, let her explore around her pen, and let her get settled in for 1-2 days. Then I will bring her up to the barn, get her use to going in a stall, and stuff like that. After about a week or so, after we deworm her again (I dewormed her today also) and after she is familiar with the property, we will intoduce to the other horses, and things will go from there. Eventually she will be in with them, and being worked with in the indoor, and round pen, etc.

I do however, have a question...
What else can I do with her, to make her feel more at home there. The only reason I am brining her there, is so I can spend more time with her, because I will be working every day of the week.

So any advice would be great!
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-12-2013, 07:39 PM Thread Starter
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Also, any advice on getting her use to being in a stall? She has never been in one before. Thanks!
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post #3 of 4 Old 04-12-2013, 07:41 PM
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It sounds as if you have covered all bases as far as I'm concerned! When I first owned Star, my QH, I had to board her for 6 weeks while we built the shed/fencing - I was just as meticulous (nothing wrong with that, btw!), and she blended in so beautifully! How awesome you'll be there all summer as well! It'll be great, and just enjoy! :) *Just saw your post about the stall - Star had been stalled only @ night, and turned out to pasture all day while boarded. Here at home, she and Laney have a spacious run-in shed, so stalling isn't necessary.... I would work with your horse in short increments to getting used to the stall - maybe start with 30 min., then turned out, or groomed, or whatever. Then increase the time, but come back with carrots, groom, turnout, etc... that way she'll not see being stalled as a punishment, but with a "happy ending" when stalling is over.... Good luck! I'm sure it will be fine :)

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post #4 of 4 Old 04-12-2013, 07:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks! And I love working there also, I get to work with horses all day, yesterday the vet came, and the horses were drugged ( for floating teeth and stuff) and I got to hold the horses head, and I never knew how heavy their heads could be! It also has all the facilities I need to work with Breeze!
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