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She's Not a Baby Anymore!

Early spring saw some immediate changes in how Ellie carried herself and our dressage work started to truly improve.  There had been times last year where flat work felt like a fight and I wondered to myself if she was ever going to just relax and listen to me haha.

Thankfully, as the title suggests, Ellie has suddenly grown up in front of my eyes.  We have had some really stellar lessons lately, where I feel like I am suddenly able to make things click.  We also had an incredibly frustrating dressage lesson a few weeks ago where Ellie was in rip-roaring peeing heat (not normal for her) and we worked through 45 minutes of her refusing to bend right.  So, ya know, as much as she is improving, she is still an opinionated redheaded mare!  ;-)

But, I have to give her credit because she is really working her little butt off for me!  Sadly, I had not been able to schedule in a jump lesson before our first three-phase, which led to me riding her ridiculously backward at a slow trot the entire …

Day 14 - Your dream barn/farm

I love my little farm, but man, if the budget was unlimited, there are so many things I would add!  LOL!

I would want a ring like this:


Dragged daily, of course!  ;-)

Plus, gotta have a separate jump field.

And an indoor, of course!
This would be fine.

My tack room would have to be much larger.

A wash stall would be nice!


And while I currently only have two stalls, I don't think I would add any more LOL!  It is enough work right now to own two horses, never mind adding more!  So unless I also get to choose the dream job of not having a job (haha), then I think I would increase the storage space in my barn (for my carriages and totes full of blankets that are currently in my basement).  My husband could use his own "tack" room, as he has a bazillion yokes that are also currently in our basement.  While yokes are considerably cheaper than say, a saddle, the oxen outgrow them much faster than a horse, so he literally has 5" to 10" yokes.  You measure in between where the bows fit into the yoke, so as the pair grows larger, you need a larger yoke!

I'd love to finish every fence line with the white vinyl we already have started.  We just did the front section for now, because (you guessed it) budget.  While we are at it, might as well add acres and acres of more grazing land. 



And while we are in dreamland, how about I don't have to pay more in taxes for this dream farm and I have a groundskeeper haha!  ;-)


Comments

  1. Wow. What a place. My dream farm would be mine but with an indoor and more land to carve out trails and a field for galloping. :)

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  2. the barn we moved to this past summer checks a lot of my boxes.... but i would definitely like to borrow that indoor above, and maybe the wash rack too ;)

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  3. I almost just put your farm in for my dream farm HA! I love how high you aim for the stars for upgrading your farm :) HEE...

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