|Posted by daydreameq on July 20, 2010 at 6:28 AM|
Well we have moved into our new facility and the horses have settled in nicely!
We have spent the better part of the month cleaning up the barn, building a tack room for students (which will double as a temporary tack room for boarders), tearing down broken stalls (soon to be replaced), etc etc etc...seems like the work is never done and I am LOVING every minute of it!
I want to thank everyone that came by the OPEN HOUSE on July 11th. It was fun sharing my hopes for the future with everyone!
The heat & humidity is definitely putting a "damper" on us and our first concern is always the horses. We are trying to help them out by limiting turnout to "cooler" hours (do they really exist?), making sure that cool water is always available as well as rinsing out water buckets daily to encourage drinking. The horses also have free access to salt. We have had a couple of seriously hot days - on those days the horse get to enjoy an extra rinse in our indoor wash rack...its amazing how quickly they learn to appreciate the cool down.
I'm looking forward to working on the rest of my plans for the new barn...outdoor riding area, individual turnouts, etc. I'm looking forward to the fall when I can finally PAINT the barn (inside) and the fences!! Its always amazing to me how a fresh coat of paint makes everything look...fresh.
Stop by and visit!!