Friday, June 30, 2017

Surprise!

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.

32 comments:

  1. Yay new farm!! I used to live the same distance from Dino for about two years, and when I moved there I told myself I would jog to the barn. HA. HA. HA. Never did it once.

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    1. Haha yeah the odds of me ever actually jogging down there are slim to none. But DH is already talking about getting a golf cart or 4 wheeler to go back and forth, lol. We'll see how that goes! I am excited to drive by her several times a day :-D

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  2. Awesome!! That's totally convenient.

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  3. So jealous of your barn drive time! :)

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    1. It'll be even quicker in the truck, I drive my car slower on the gravel (and that's what I was driving when I timed it, lol) 😁

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  4. Pass on the jogging but yay barn. It looks pretty.

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    1. Yeah I'll probably pass on the jogging too 😂

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  5. ooooh now that's a pretty view ;) sounds like a really great situation all around! i had to sacrifice some amenities for charlie's boarding situation (like trail access) but the proximity really makes such a huge difference!

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    1. Right -- every boarding situation has pros and cons. Just gotta find the balance that works for you!

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  6. This sounds like great news!! The convenience of having her so close is awesome :) I laughed at "if I was inclined to jog". Same.

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    1. Right, like it was a passing thought when I figured out how close it was, and then I giggled and started looking at golf carts instead 😂😂

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  7. Awesome news! More pony time all the time!

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  8. That's awesome. I don't job either, but having them that close sounds great.

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    1. Haha yeah I doubt I'll actually ever jog down there, but it's a nice thought? Lol

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  9. Yay for a shorter commute to Ruby! I'm all about things being close by.

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    1. I'm super excited. After spending 2 hours commuting sometimes another half an hour in the car is a deterrent. But 6 minutes? I can do that 😂

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    1. I definitely did a happy dance when the horses moved!

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  11. Yaaaaaaaaaay! :D
    I want to come along on a Ruby+Cinna trail ride! It sounds so fancy! 😂

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    1. Next time we can put you on Ruby instead of Jack! 😉

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  12. This is amazing! So happy for you.

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    1. Thanks! Definitely exciting for a lot of reasons. I know you understand how all the driving wears you out. Hopefully you get your horses nearby soon too!

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  13. Yay for a closer pony! That's pretty much as good as it gets besides moving her home

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