On day 3, we moved with Maestro (23 y/o), Romanesque (19 y/o), Toronto (17 y/o), El Blanco (16 y/o) and Prince Elmelund (12 y/o) from France to Spain.
The horses were fit and relaxed and ready to go.
It was interesting to see them becoming ‘used’ to the truck over the days, where getting on the truck became a ‘no-brainer’.
Now on the first day, some of my horses needed a bit more time to figure out what this truck was all about.
So they wanted to inspect the tailgate with their eyes, ears, nose, and feet:
This is the third blog post in the series of ‘Moving To Portugal’, and just in case you missed the first two episodes, here they are:
► Turning Dreams Into Reality: Why Portugal? >>
► Day 1: Start in the Netherlands >>
Now, some readers of my former blog post asked me:
- Why slant load in the ‘opposite’ direction?
- Why the diagonal loading faces more to the back?
- Why the horse’s heads are to the right sight of the truck (if you look from behind)?
This has three reasons:
On September 6th, Maestro, Romanesque, Prince Elmelund, Toronto and El Blanco traveled with me to Portugal!
It took us four days:
- On the first day we traveled to the South of the Netherlands for a final check up by the veterinarian.
- On day 2, we traveled to France.
- Then, on day 3, we ended up in Spain.
- And on day 4, we finally arrived in Portugal!
But before we were ‘ready, set, go’, we have researched everything to the finest detail when it comes to horse transport 😉
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