The farm owner found a guy to haul Saba and the driver actually had a horse trailer. That was not a given. Actually several things were not a given:
1. the driver would show up
2. he would have a horse trailer
3. he would be able to pass through security to the farm
All those came to pass, yay!
|The truck has arrived.|
Interesting fact: In Saudi only Saudi's (legally) can drive a vehicle transporting a horse. Any nationality can drive a vehicle transporting other livestock.
My husband walked Saba into the trailer like they had both been doing this every day for years. Unless Saba or my husband has a secret life, this was the first time for my husband and the first time in 3 1/2 years for Saba. He's probably been in a trailer two other times in his life: as a newborn and at 2.
|turned out to be easy.|
|On the road|
|Saba in the trailer after arrival.|
Saba took the experience in stride and rode calmly all the way, he wasn't particularly stressed when we opened the trailer, just excited to see us. He and my husband walked sedately down to the quarantine pen and once Saba was in there, then he got excited. Really excited. There were horses and people all over the place and new smells!