So since the cat is officially out of the bag on Facebook, I feel like it's okay to
mention here on the blog. Arrowhead Creek Stables (where Ruby is
boarded) has moved!
|New commute, driveway to driveway. |
This is exciting for me for a few reasons, mostly involving the fact that my horse is now less than 5 minutes away (I could probably jog to the barn, work my horse and then jog home -- you know, if I were inclined to jog... haha). It's also cool because the barn owner got to design the place from scratch -- while the old barn was nice, there were definitely some limitations due to the layout and the land, and while she did the best she could to work around those, the new place is going to be much better laid out. I'm also excited that the horses will have grass turnouts! And both the indoor and outdoor will be bigger.
|Ruby was unconcerned about the move -- if there's hay, she's happy. |
I won't miss the shitty gravel roads I had to drive to get to the old barn, the uncomfortably low ceiling in the aisle, or the half an hour round trip drive to go see my horse (I know half an hour isn't long, but when I'm trying to keep 2 horses in work, keep up with the farm, work a full time job plus commute 10 hours a week, every minute counts).
|Barn door vista, for you Emma!|
For now, construction is still ongoing, so I don't have a ton of pics. But I anticipate as things continue to be finished up and I get to (hopefully) spend more time with my horse, I will have a ton!
|The horses enjoying the grass! (I stole this pic from the barn's FB page)|
The only thing I'm sad about is losing access to my favorite trails :( they're going to be hard to live without. But at least now that Ruby is only a mile down the road, she will be easy to pick up for our trail riding adventures, so hopefully I can get her and Cinna out on the trails together soon!
|That's why my ride Tuesday was so bittersweet.|