The change for him is like moving from Motel 6 to the Waldorf!
Had to accept that turn-out isn't 24/7, but it is half day. And the routine, training schedule, and feeling of horses' contentment at this barn more than make up for it.
I do think the 24/7 turnout idea wasn't bad initially, as he got his mindset away from the track. But with her adding to the collection, especially with the already inadequate hay, I now see the situation was much worse than I realized as I tried to stay in their bucolic setting. The lovely surrounding hay fields didn't necessarily mean the horse was getting enough!
And the other trade-off? It does take me just over an hour each way to get to the new place, but I'm not on COTH forums, or googling stabling/soundness issues for hours every night!!
Being right half the time beats being half-right all the time. Malcolm Forbes