Mason and I making our drive to our old boarding facility...
Look at that lip flapping!
I spend last night packing up all our stuff and getting ready for the haul of moving into our new barn.
We chose barn #1
This morning, I went to a new (to me) feed store on my way to new barn, and picked up some Triple Crown L/S. The people there were SO nice and I'm going back to talk more about mineral balancing, etc
Gave Laz a quick groom, put on his shipping boots and we were locked and loaded.
He loaded like a Champ.
I drove ahead with Mason to our new barn....my heart followed behind me in the trailer.
Pulling onto our new dirt road to new barn!
I can't wait to see how gorgeous it will be come Fall time colors!
Lots of road riding to be done in our future
"WHINNEEEEEEEEEEEE, IS THUR ANEE OTHER HORZEZ HERRRRRRE??????"
My new BO and I had Laz out in the front pasture (also riding area) first to start slowly with getting him adjusted
Laz walked right up to the barn, like "Ok, I likez"
This running and trotting and bucking and playing went on for about 30 minutes.
He was quite sweaty but happy, and licking and rolling. I'll be damned if he trotted without a limp, but I know that boy, and it was all a show.
Checking out the open stalls (left open for the 4 boys 24/7 for water, shelter, etc)
Love the set up
Oh, and meet Scout.
He loves Laz so far
"See Scout, I can Trotz reaal fasttttter than yous. I dont has nooo bad feets"
Laz rolling around
Checking out gates opening out to pasture #2 and a new potential sand rolling spot
Into pasture 2, and meeting OTTB Red and Paint/WB Justin over fence
We left all the 4 pastures open so the boys could introduce themselves while I brought my stuff into the tack room. I stayed for about 4 hours and made sure all was well.
(Truth be told, I could have stayed longer but alas, life calls, and Laz was totally happy)
Biscuit, one of Mason's 2 new girlfriends
View of pasture 4
While I was moving my stuff in, it was beautiful and sunny and started to rain
A Monkey's wedding!!!
Ottb Red comes in to check out the new guy
Scout says "NO..he's MY OTTB!!!!!"
Laz: "Wait...you sez you raced too???!"
The 'track' system leading from pasture 1,2 down to 3 and 4.
The quiet (I think) dirt road in front of the barn. Great potential for riding here and there is a HUGE state park about 1.5 miles away.
I've been invited to join the barn girls to trail ride together so I'll see how Laz is doing and if I'm brave enough to do that in public just yet. We would trailer over, so we'll see. If not this time, for sure the next.
I have't even ridden Laz in a saddle this year, so not sure I should just do that for our first time out.
Track back up to barn
Pasture 3, and 4. Laz is in 3 munching away.
It's hard to tell here but there is a great hill so I'm hoping this will help his conditioning even more.
So much room to play!!!!!!
Ok, Lazzieee Pooooo, I'm leaving.............
Ok, Laz. As they say in Jersey; Do you.
This was sent to me about 2 hrs after I left from the new BO.
Here's to new beginnings and hoping that Lazarus loves the barn I chose.
I'll be out there tomorrow and Sunday to make sure all is well.
I suspect he may be a bit sore from all the show work made up dressage he did, but hopefully not too bad.