I've been boarding for almost a year, which is fine and dandy, except I haven't had a barn since I moved.
I live in a neighborhood, but literally a block from my house is a five acre pasture with a barn and running water that's been for sale for over two years. I called a couple years ago, when I first saw it up, and they were asking $189,000 for it. I scoffed. I couldn't afford that even remotely. It was convenient, but they didn't seem to be budging from that price.
So now, two years later, my husband and I are living in the same neighborhood and were talking about getting our own house at some point (what with baby on the way). I sighed, and said "I'd be just fine staying here for a while, if I could have the horses closer. And have a barn. I'd love to have a barn." He said "What about that land down the street? I'm sure they've gone down on the price by now."
I looked it up online, and sure enough they'd knocked $100k off the price, and my husband gave me an even lower number to offer. Fingers crossed that they take it! I'd love to have my babies closer to home-- walking distance, in fact!!!
I'm just so excited already about it that I had to post. The pasture would need to be cleared, as it's gotten very overgrown in the past couple years, and the fence needs to be repaired before moving the horses over, but still!