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I Don't Understand Why I Waited So Long...

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  • I Don't Understand Why I Waited So Long...

    I moved my mare last week and I stressed about it A LOT. It took me months to finally commit to leaving. I loved the BO at our last barn and my mare was so happy there. I wasn't happy though and the barn was so far that it made it near impossible to get out there on a regular basis.

    This last week has been delightful. The big old mare has settled in and is content and happy. She looks a bit strange in a barn full of bay and chestnut Quarter Horses (She's an Appy/RID cross) but she's quickly becoming a barn favorite. I have ridden more in this last week than I have all year. We're even planning on doing a trail trial at the end of the month. It's nice to finally be doing something with her not to mention the ability to drop by to check on her if I'm running errands because the barn is on my way to town.

    I regret waiting this long to move. It's like delaying breaking up with a guy who's nice, but not "the one". You feel terrible doing it but once it's done, the sense of relief is huge. I've been told by so many people that life's too short not to be blissfully happy - and boy were they right!
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    Oh, yes, I'm great at stressing over things, too, that end up being no big deal. Glad things are working out and you can not only ride more, but stop by and check on everything. Wooohoooo!

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      Miss Mare is looking mighty happy in her new field! The place looks lovely. I will have to come visit someday!

      I know how you feel... I am feeling the same way. Finally got Fancy to the new barn today. She has a huge stall, with a dutch door and two windows. She breathed a huge sigh and started munching hay like she'd always been there. The list of questions the BM asked me were spot on and made me feel like she was in really good hands.

      I will finally rest knowing that when I'm not there, she's been appropriately cared for! Now hopefully she will be sound enough soon to get back into a program.

      Anyway congrats on the move, and enjoy your new digs!
      We couldn't all be cowboys, so some of us are clowns.

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      • #4
        Glad that you are both so happy with the new situation. Sometimes change is indeed for the better!

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        • #5
          Change is usually difficult even if it is for the better! Congratulations to you and your girl!!

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            Originally posted by FlashGordon View Post
            Miss Mare is looking mighty happy in her new field! The place looks lovely. I will have to come visit someday!

            I know how you feel... I am feeling the same way. Finally got Fancy to the new barn today. She has a huge stall, with a dutch door and two windows. She breathed a huge sigh and started munching hay like she'd always been there. The list of questions the BM asked me were spot on and made me feel like she was in really good hands.

            I will finally rest knowing that when I'm not there, she's been appropriately cared for! Now hopefully she will be sound enough soon to get back into a program.

            Anyway congrats on the move, and enjoy your new digs!
            Yes - Please do come visit! I'm glad to hear your fancy pony is in her new home too. I know how much stress you've had with everything as of late. I agree that horses know when they're in good hands and when they're not. Snowflake seems to pick up on the fact that everyone at the new barn knows their stuff and hasn't tried to pull one trick with anyone since she's been there. Which I'm surprised about. She usually finds someone to test, but so far, so good!

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              So glad that the move went smoothly and the new place is working out for you!!!

              Snowflake looks quite happy and content in her new digs!
              "You are under arrest for operating your mouth under the influence of
              ignorance!" Officer Beck

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                snowflake, I put off moving my horse a few years ago, and agonized about the move, and it turned out to be fine, a good thing. Very stressful sorting it out, but fine in the end.

                FG, so glad to hear you got Fancy moved and settled in her new place. E-mail me!
                I tolerate all kinds of animal idiosyncrasies.
                I've found that I don't tolerate people idiosyncrasies as well. - Casey09

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                  It is so hard to make the leap, and I'm very happy for you and your mare that it turned out so well. It looks and sounds like a great place - enjoy!

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