Once we have his weight back to normal I will start jumping lessons with the event trainer, and am looking forward to some challenges. We started him on rice bran today, that will be added to his existing ration of Ultium (high fat/high fiber concentrate). Hopefully that will help speed up the process combined with his 12+ hours of grass turnout. With the heat of the summer here, and his tendency to drop some weight with weather changes, he may end up staying on it, we'll see. Fingers crossed that will be enough, otherwise we may do another round of omeprazole in case he developed an ulcer on the trip.
So far I'm loving the atmosphere at the new barn. It's a mix of different disciplines, though mostly dressage riders with a couple of us jumper/event folk mixed in. Everyone seems super friendly and supportive; there isn't a competitive nature to this place. I spent the afternoon just hanging out and BSing with the other boarders and the barn owner, playing with the kitten and just enjoying the nice weather. Soonie and I are going trail riding with one of the other boarders tomorrow morning; how nice it is to be part of a community! :)