The move went as well as I could have hoped for! Lucy gave us a bit of trouble getting on the trailer, but she wasn't a total terror. She calmly walked on halfway, then calmly backed off...about fifty times! Finally she got on all the way and we set off for Massachusetts. She trailered great and unloaded perfectly at the new barn. She walked down the aisle to her new stall like she owned the place.
We unloaded her things and I went over her routine and how much grain she gets with Morgan, the trainer. I said goodbye to Lucy and we headed home, without any tears. I felt pretty sad about it all later that night, but overall I still feel good about this decision.
Morgan's plans for Lucy this week are 1 day to settle in, which was yesterday, then lunging today, then riding on the flat tomorrow, jumping Thursday, and see where they're at! She wants to take her to a two-phase in a couple weeks. Sadly I won't be able to go; I'll be at a wedding that weekend. She also has plans to take her to a few area jumper shows. Very exciting!
Still, I miss this pretty face.