Once again the horses could not have been more cooperative. Every single one of them just walked on the trailer without a moment's hesitation even though most of them have not been on a trailer in a few years. A short trailer ride later they pulled into the new farm.
The Big Boys having a good gallop. I was disappointed when I watched this video, it was much more fun to watch in person! It looks more like a good canter than a good gallop on the video. They were going so fast it was hard to keep them in the frame and get a decent shot of them. The Boys know how to have fun!
Unloading of course went even faster than loading and within a few short minutes everyone was settled into their new pasture. We beat our record of an hour and 20 minutes to get the trailer ready, get the horses loaded, close everything up, drive to the new farm, open everything back up and load the horses. Today we accomplished this in just over an hour. I'm not ashamed to say that I was pretty impressed with this!
The newcomers did a bit of running around for a few minutes before returning to the regularly scheduled program of eating, rolling and napping. They shared a fence line with the big boys so they all know each other already.
Lucky, Lightening, Snappy, Noble, Slinky, O'Reilly and Spike checking out their new pastureAnd a picture tutorial of the move follows below. Back with more fun pictures and videos from the retirement farm in a couple of days!
Lightening and Snappy waiting their turns
Slinky backing into his stall
"Back in the day" Snappy travelled around the world competing at the four star level in eventing with famous New Zealand eventer Mark Todd. Today's trip was a walk in the park for him.
Teddy, Snappy, Lucky and Slinky hanging out on the trailer
And they're off!
Noble rolling with Spike, Snappy and Lucky looking around