Everyone loaded with no problems. There were a couple of horses I was worried about as their owners had told me before that they weren't the best loaders. Maybe we're just the luckiest people on earth but we've yet to have anyone do anything other than walk on the trailer. Today was no exception. I always make sure we load a couple first that I know are easy loaders. After the horses watch their friends simply walk on the trailer like it is no big deal they follow their lead and do the same thing. Plus when all of their friends are on the trailer they have no desire to be left behind. Today the last couple of horses on the trailer literally jogged up the ramp as if to say "don't forget me!"
As always we were loaded and ready in about 15 minutes. A short ride later everyone was unloaded and grazing in their new pasture. For awhile they hardly made it 10 feet past the gate as they just put their heads down and started grazing. Eventually they began walking as a group around the pasture, and managed to work themselves up to a group trot for a few seconds. That was the extent of the excitement.
Overall it was a perfect day for moving. It rained yesterday and the horses were very dirty for their move today, but other than that no complaints. It was a gorgeous day, about 72 degrees and sunny. As soon as the horses were loaded I got in my car and headed to the farm ahead of the trailer. Even the radio was cooperative and I had some decent songs to sing along with. Prince and I sang "Little Red Corvette," I rapped along with Eminem to "Slim Shady," belted out "21 Guns" with Green Day and then "Use Somebody" with Kings of Leon. I was about halfway through "Poker Face" with Lady Gaga (Yes, I agree she's a total freakshow but I'm not ashamed to admit that I know the words to most of her songs. Laugh at me, I'm fine with it.) when the drive was over and we were at the farm. On the subject of music I should add that Jason and I have polar opposite tastes in music and no doubt he just read the songs I was singing along to and had never heard of any of the songs or the people who sang them. Jason followed the trailer and I'm sure he was in the truck singing along with some guy who had a country music hit in the early 1940's (fingernails meet chalkboard is what it sounds like to me) while I sang along with Lady Gaga.
Since the horses were so calm and cooperative I have nothing else to report - no complaints from me! Without further ado below are some pictures and a video from the today.
Sebastian and B-Rad
The horses arriving at the new farm
Lightening, Noble, Slinky and Lucky (and Regis but I accidentally cut him off on the left) watching the new arrivals put in. Lightening: "Looks like we're getting new neighbors." Noble: "They'll probably play the radio too loud and not keep their yard up very well."
Boo, Justin, Darby, B-Rad, Clay and Fuzzy