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post #1 of 2 Old 09-09-2019, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Countdown to moving day!

I move Reno this Friday!! You do not understand how excited I am to now be able to see him the 17-ish hours I work at a local barn in addition to my full time job.


I'm not sure about his prior life but most recently he went from a home, to an auction, to a 'kill pen' to a quarantine, to a foster place, to a rescue, and then his current home all within the past 14 months.

I want the transition as smooth as possible. I'm covered as far as grain, hay, and the like. He is keeping same grain and hay is very similar. His turn out is with the smallest heard of mixed company. Not with the large gelding group who get cra cra often. He will have three other geldings and a mare. He is used to mares. (well who really gets used to woman but). He's low in the herd so I think this is good. He has so many marks on him from others they might actually clear up! The people who will be at the barn on move in day and the next day when he actually gets turned out are familiar with watching for signs of it not being a good match.

Is there anything you can think of for me to make this easier on him? He trailers just fine and its only a couple miles away. I'll take his salt block that he never touches with us. All the same tack.

Should I just leave him in the stall first day or can I let him stretch and show him the arenas? There wouldn't be many horses around, most are turned out or just in stall. Maybe a lesson and a boarder would have a horse in arenas. It will be quiet as many leave the day before for State Competition for... I think four days.?

Any suggestions will be read and appreciated! Thanks!
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post #2 of 2 Old 09-09-2019, 08:10 PM
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Make him some horse cookies. Congratulations on your new horse, you sound so excited!

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