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Observe First, Produce Later

This is a video of the very first training session with Romanesque and Prince Elmelund in the new riding arena.

Now about this ‘training’, it was not really about ‘teaching’ or ‘optimizing’ quality, but an ‘observational’ training, to observe their body, mind, heart and soul and their opinion about the new working environment.

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Checklist: How To Move Your Horse To A New Home?

Moving home will cause both you and your horse to leave the comfort zone, so for sure it will be ‘stretchful’, but it doesn’t have to be stressful.

It just requires planning and here are a few things I learned from my experience in moving from the Netherlands to Portugal.

So let’s wrap up the ‘Moving to Portugal’ series with the checklist with 3️⃣8️⃣ items on how to move a horse to a new home.

And I hope that – for those who will move their horses in the (near) future – it will help you and your horse to have your transition as close to comfortable as possible.

Now in this checklist, I divided the entire transition – from the old to the new home – into 6 phases:

  1. Early preparation
  2. Getting ready for transport
  3. Stress-free loading
  4. Traveling to your new location
  5. Arrival at the new home
  6. Reduce risks in the first week
  7. Settling down

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