We’ve moved. This worry wort pony mother survived and in case you’re wondering, so did Simon.
I don’t exactly know why, but this barn move has been stressing me out. It shouldn’t, because new trainer is great and Jen is great and Simon is pretty great too. Think I just need to lock Nancy Negative in a closet because I really need to stop worrying so much.
So Jen arrived with her beautiful truck and trailer, and my horse decided to make a good first impression by refusing to get in. Thank you horse, thank you so much.
This bothered me, because he’s usually a really reliable loader but he was just being a brat. To quote Jen, he pulled a “I don’t wanna go and you can’t make me.” I tried asking nicely several times, but agreed to get a crop at her suggestion. After a few polite taps on the rump I whacked him one good time and then he went right on. Bratty pony.
On the road, he was a little but of a wiggle worm but no real naughty behavior. I followed the trailer and noticed he shifted his weight a ton, wasn’t eating and didn’t seem very comfortable. Oh great, I thought – were going to arrive there and he’s going to be all colicky and I’ll be that new boarder with the problem horse who’s always freaking out about things. See? Negative Nancy reading her ugly head again.
Really though, the ride was wonderfully uneventful. We arrived at the farm and immediately after getting off the trailer he pooped. Phew! At first he was a little wild eyed but we walked around some to see the sites.
Luckily his nervousness didn’t last long due to this wonderful thing called grass, which there is a lot of at the farm.
He settled down, Jen took some adorable pictures of us… And the rest is pretty uneventful.
We turned him out in the round pen for the night to get him used to his new home, and today he will get to go out in a paddock for the day. I’m sure in a few days he will transition to the full night time turnout with his tbd buddy, but trainer wants to supervise him out in the electric fence for what may be the first time. Y’all know me – I’m all for caution and taking things slow 🙂 Am going out tonight to lunge and maybe ride – will see what he feels up to. But yes, fun adventures up ahead for sure!
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