Today we moved Phantom and Zorro to a different boarding stable.
I was not unhappy at CEC. In fact, I recommend it to anyone seeking a barn in the Canby area.
However, I think I was due for a change. When two friends gave notice that they were departing, it kind of gave me a kick start. So Phantom and I followed Genevieve and Zorro to a stable that is closer to where we live. There are tradeoffs in the move, but also different opportunities. So we'll see how it goes.
The most difficult aspect of any move like this is parting with friends. Since I was a "charter boarder" at CEC, it's doubly so. Phantom was among the first horses to arrive at the facility before the covered arena existed. So we have a history there. And good friends who have since relocated as well as those who remain at CEC.
Ready to go.
Many thanks to Kim for trailering us.
An eventing barn?!
Geneveive and Zorro
Mary and Phantom
Checking out the new digs.
Notice that the "welcoming committee" chased the little gray Arabian all over the place while leaving the big black appendix quarter horse alone? It seems Zorro has the W.C. Fields attitude: "Go away, you bother me." Phantom is apparently more on the order of Oliver Twist being stalked by the Artful Dodger.
There was only so much we could do for our boys -- they had to sort it out on their own. Phantom came from a tiny all-Arab turnout herd to a larger "integrated" herd. He managed to climb to the upper echelon of the pecking order at CEC. Guess the guys at the new barn aren't impressed.