|housework is better with a bonus dog|
Or at least, it would have been if we didn't start it with 8 inches of snow. And ice.
But three days of almost 50f temps later, the roads are safe!
I ditched the housework and with the help of my wonderful BOs (miss them already, not even kidding), Courage got all moved in to the new barn on Sunday afternoon.
|freaking enormous stall|
Courage lives in this huge stall. I should measure it. It's like... 15x15? Maybe 20? I don't even know. Massively huge. The attached run is pretty tiny, but it's enough to let him out in the sunshine on nice days.
He does have a very rambunctious neighbor who already tore a cooler of mine (bastard!), but there is now hot tape around the top of the fencing, so hopefully that's contained.
As you can see, he was wild.
We did a little groundwork. Somehow I have misplaced my fancy custom lunge line and since I don't know anyone, I didn't want to start out by borrowing, so nothing too exciting.
Not gonna lie, I really wanted to hop on and ride. I guess there is a limit to how many real life responsibilities I can blow off on any given day though.
|this is me going minimalist|
I tried to fit all my stuff (not including winter blankets currently in use) in one trunk, one saddle rack, and a couple of hooks. As you can see, I've already sprawled onto a second saddle rack for my cooler and quarter sheet, but I'm telling myself it's seasonal.
|plus Courage got a girlfriend|
I'm a little apprehensive about fitting in to a new barn group and there's a part of me that wants to go running back to our old barn, but I know this is where we need to be right now.
So. Here goes winter 2014. It should be interesting for sure.
SO excited for you! And how awesome that the stalls have attached runs! I wish that was a common feature in our neck of the woods.ReplyDelete
That indoor is fantastic!! You are going to love having that this winter. Sounds like everything else about the new barn and the move is going well. I always hate moving to a new barn, it seems like it takes me several months to really feel moved in and comfortable.ReplyDelete
Hoping everything continues to go well and you guys have a good first ride in the indoor!
So exciting!! I'm sure you'll make friends in no time and the indoor will be a life saver.ReplyDelete
So exciting, I hope you love everything! Moving is tough but it seems like y'all are settling well!ReplyDelete
Hooray! Three cheers for indoor arenas!ReplyDelete
Glad the move went well. I started out trying the less is more tactic... but I've steadily taken over more and more space in the tack room :/ReplyDelete
Looks perfect!! Can't wait to hear about your first ride :)ReplyDelete
I'm sure you'll love it there!ReplyDelete
Good luck, looks like a nice place!ReplyDelete
That new place looks positively dreamyReplyDelete
and courage is looking extra Smex these days
Really great :) You'll fit right in! It always takes a little time to feel part of the community, but it'll happen. I got only one saddle rack at my new barn and felt positively unglued over it, but I make it work. On the flip side I get to have a tack locker for the rest of my stuff (yay!) and can store a blanket bin which is a total lifesaver.ReplyDelete
His girlfriend is cute. You will do fine at the new barn. Don't stress about it!ReplyDelete
I think you're in the same barn as my mom? Don't be afraid to ask her if you need anything. She'll be nice and from what she says everyone else is too :) Hopefully it wasn't her horse that was the bastard that tore the cooler off, but I could see him doing that...Anyway, I hope that you love it there!ReplyDelete
We are. It was. ;-) Small world.Delete
Ha! The second I read that, I had a feeling that it was Reggie. That sounds like one of his shenanigans.Delete
congrats on the new barn!! hope you love it!! ahh indoor arenas - they really are the best lolReplyDelete
Looking forward to your winter adventures! Looks like a very nice facility!!ReplyDelete
Sweet digs! Courage looks like he's fitting right in!ReplyDelete
So jealous of the indoor! Best of luck~ReplyDelete
an indoor...le drool. Courage looks hot per usual ;)ReplyDelete
That indoor looks huge! Congrats on the move! Finding new barn friends is always slightly scary- but fun!ReplyDelete
Looks awesome! I'm super jealous of the indoor right now (we're soaked).ReplyDelete
Moving is always exciting and nerve wracking.. But I hope the move goes well :)ReplyDelete
Yay for indoors! Enjoy!ReplyDelete
Woop awesome sauce ☺ReplyDelete
Sounds like a good move. I'm also about to join a new barn group and a little nervous. We can do it together! I'm sure we'll both be fine ☺ReplyDelete