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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29 thoughts on “Moving Day”
Glad he made it safe and sound!
Woot! Glad the trip went ok. Here’s hoping for a smooth transition!
I see someone else downloaded the “A Beautiful Mess” app yesterday! Love it! (And, seriously, I think enough of the crap is free.)
Glad he made a smooth transition!
Busted! I want to make a horse version of this app – not joking! ;-D
They said on their blog that it was sorta pricey to create an app. But, with your experience in graphic design, it should be a breeze, right? At least the “doodles” aspect. L. Williams could probably draw some stuff, too! I’m not artistic enough with my hands or I’d offer to help. 🙂
Definitely not a cheap thing to do, but I happen to be married to a software developer so maybe I can ask him nicely 🙂
Did you move to Jen B’s?? 🙂 🙂
Omg I wiiiiiiiiiiiiish. You don’t know how many times I keep telling her that she needs to move to Austin 🙂
Yay! Glad the move went smooth. No matter how prepared you are, moves are always nerve wracking. New barn looks nice 🙂 I am sure Simon will settle in without a problem.
I’m so happy that the move went so well!! Red pulled the “I’m not going in that trailer” stunt, too. We ended up using a crop and he went in. :)) I can’t wait to see pictures of you out riding Simon at your new barn!!!! 🙂 I hope you are able to stay at this barn for a long time! 🙂
Me too! I’m sure we’ll be happy there.
Congrats on the move!!
Congrats on the easy move!
Ugh, I know that refusal to load in the worst circumstances story really well, haha. Why must they always do that?!
Because they exist to make us look silly in some way shape or form.
Aw, Simon wasn’t THAT much of a brat about getting in the trailer! I’m just sorry that he wasn’t more comfortable during the haul. And it seemed like he settled in really well, but who wouldn’t with all that delicious grass! Y’all are really going to love that barn I think!
I think he’s a prissy wissykins and thought the wind was in his hair too much? Who knows – he’s strange.
Glad the move went well! Dandy hates eating on the trailer when it’s moving so I’ve stopped letting that stress me out.
Grrrl you are so speaking my language, as you saw from my most recent post. Let’s all work on positivity! It sounds like the things we’re worrying about haven’t come to pass so maybe we can learn to relax. 🙂
But if I relax won’t my horse spontaneously combust?!?!
yay for a pretty uneventful move!!! Hope that you have a great ride/lunge tonight and he settles in well 🙂
Glad things went smoothly! Moves are stressful, even the easy ones!
Yay! The hard part is over. Happy days ahead.
Glad it all went well! Changing barns can definitely be stressful, no matter how close or far the new barn is. I’m always a huge worrywart with Lily on the trailer…you can imagine how bad it was when she got shipped 1200 miles from FL to MD! I hope you love your new barn! 🙂
Oh man, that long of a trailer ride might make my head explode!
I didn’t sleep for 48 hours!
yeah!! glad the move is over!! cute pics 🙂
Delighted to hear move went well – looking forward to keeping up to speed with all your adventures at the new barn! 🙂
Im glad the move went well!!