Yahoo!! IT'S BEEN A CRAZY WEEK BUT WE ARE ALL HERE!🤣💕🤩😅
10 days ago Goldrush and Jazz left Caboolture Australia on a 14 hour drive to Sydney. They spent a few days in Sydney before being taken to the airport to begin their long journey to JFK in New York USA.
I had been stuck in New Zealand without a passport waiting on the US embassy and only just made it back in time to see them in Sydney before flying out … Super lucky!
The horses flight was delayed by a few hours which meant extra waiting for them at the airport, but they finally left around 10pm. They then stopped off in shanghai China, before going to Alaska! Theyve been to more places in the world then I have lol.
They had another delay in Alaska then finally were allowed to go on to New York. All up the flight was suppose to be 30 hours- but it ended up being a lot longer then that with the delays!! Lucky they have access to feed and water the whole time, but I still felt sick for them having to travel for so long unable to move.
Goldrush && Jazz had to stay in quarantine for 48 hours before being allowed to leave- they were checked every few hours to make sure they were not coming down with travel fever and that they were eating and drinking ok. I had a message from around 11pm saying that Goldrush was running a temperature which can be super dangerous after such a long flight so I stayed up and had regular updates until he was in the safe zone, but this did mean they had to stay an extra day to be safe.
They have both lost a lot of weight from the flight and also being held in stables (They dont do well in them having lived their whole life in large paddocks) but I am grateful they are in one piece and safe! I don't plan on leaving the USA any time soon so fingers crossed we never have to do that again! 😀
Many thanks to IRT for keeping such great communication throughout their journey- I think I was more worried them my horses were! I had updates the entire way and was informed of everything small that was going on.
They now have a few weeks recovery to put weight back on and to de-stress before we start on the journey of a lifetime!
Below is a photo of how the horses are loaded in the plane, they are the second most frequent fliers around the world other then humans!