After buying the PA horse property of your dreams and moving
yourself and your family into the house, your horses will need to be moved into
their new home as well. Moving can be stressful for horses, so it's important
to take a few things into consideration before bringing your equine friends
Stress can cause stomach ulcers in some horses, and
traveling to a new place can definitely be stress-inducing! Dosing your horses
with a product such as UlcerGard a few days before moving them to your new farm
can go a long way to prevent ulcers during a stressful time.
If you will be getting hay from a new supplier at your PA
horse farm, be sure to bring some of your horses' old hay with you when you
move. Feed changes should be made gradually, and mixing old hay with the new
will help horses adjust to the new supply.
Many horses may also take issue to the taste of the water in
a new location. If you own one of these picky drinkers, you may want to try
flavoring their water a few days before the move. Add KoolAid or apple juice to
their buckets, and once you arrive at their new home, continue adding the tasty
When the trailer finally pulls into the driveway, unload
your horses and introduce them to their new home! Depending on your horse's personality,
they may want to start with a walk around the farm, or perhaps they would
rather hang out in a small paddock or stall and take in their new surroundings.
In any case, be sure to let your horse settle in at their own pace and try to
keep their routine as close to what they are used to as possible.
To keep YOUR stress level to a minimum, be sure your trailer
is up to snuff or arrange transportation ahead of time. Pack up all of your
equipment ahead of time so that you don't have to worry about your horses'
well-being AND forgetting something important! Checklists can be very helpful
when taking inventory of and packing your horse equipment.
Moving can be a stressful experience for both humans and
horses. By taking some preventative measures before moving day, you can
eliminate a good amount of moving-related anxiety. From making sure your horses
stay healthy throughout the move to keeping yourself organized, all it takes is
a little effort to make bringing your horses home a smooth transition!
Eastern PA Horse Property Specialists – Call Us Today! ( 610) 849-1790
Our extensive knowledge of the eastern PA horse properties for sale market allows us to guide our clients intelligently. Whether you are looking to buy, sell or invest, we have one mission – to provide you with exceptional customer service throughout the entire transaction. We assist buyers and sellers within the following eastern Pennsylvania counties:
For sellers, we also offer property evaluations and have acquired the knowledge over the years of how to effectively perform an accurate market analysis of PA horse farms for sale, general farms and PA back yard horse properties. Please give us a call today or fill out our online contact form and let us know how we can best assist you with your eastern PA horse property real estate needs!
Cindy Stys, Broker/owner
The Premier Equine Realty Firm Serving Eastern PA
720 Smith Hill Rd
Stroudsburg, PA 18360