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    12-18-2012, 10:26 PM
  #2581
Started
We have a home!!!

Moving in on Christmas Eve. This has been soooooo stressful - both my partner and I had to move out of our current places by the 24th and we kept getting pipped at the post on our rental applications. But an awesome real estate agent helped us find a place just in time, so we'll have somewhere to sleep that isn't the park or (if we'd been lucky) a dingy motel room.

News about Brock - he went for his first trail ride with the lady who leases him on Sunday. He was very well behaved apart from being a bit lazy, and has become best friends with his paddock/trail buddy. The lady loves him to bits which is great, and I know he's in a really good home

So lots of awesome news!

Regarding indoors - we had one at the stable I boarded at. It was huge but I hated riding in there when it was raining, it would get really crowded (9-12 horses per 60x20 yard area) and most of them would be beginners and therefore understandably not be very good at steering. And then someone practicing their tempi changes would just go across the diagonal right in front of everyone else causing a major kerfuffle. I'd much rather ride in the rain!
     
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    12-18-2012, 11:10 PM
  #2582
Weanling
The place that I board at has an indoor, and I usually have it too myself =] Sadly, my pony has been lame for over 3 weeks now so an indoor is doing me no good atm =[
     
    12-19-2012, 03:36 AM
  #2583
Yearling
I'd give my big toe to have an indoor arena! And my other big toe for an outside one! The closest I have to an arena is the fields and right now they're far too slippy/muddy/icy to do anything worth while riding wise. If the roads are clear this weekend i'm hoping to take whisks out on a wee 14mile hack.
*sigh* I miss seeing my ponys everyday :(
     
    12-19-2012, 03:44 AM
  #2584
Super Moderator
Yay, Evil, I'm happy for you and for Brock! Everything seems to have settled nicely. :)

I'd love an indoor, but honestly we're doing quite well without it. I guess I'm just used to it, although the option to hide from the elements and to be able to ride in a lighted indoor arena during winter nights seems very appealing... However, getting one would be an uthopia in my current barn, and I don't want to chage barns - none of those that have an indoor around here offer 24/7 pasturing. I really don't want to stall Snickers, he's doing so well as an outdoor horse. AND HE'S SO FLUFFY!!!
     
    12-19-2012, 08:01 AM
  #2585
Green Broke
I'd love an indoor - or just a full size arena. :)

How has everyone been?

On another note I think I am going to lose my job tomorrow... never lost a job before :(
     
    12-19-2012, 09:25 AM
  #2586
Green Broke
I'm trying to find an indoor to haul to or be able to ride to. Lol yes I would ride to an indoor. I can ride outside but we are so limited because of the snow and ice its mainly a walk and then in the pasture we can get a trot going. But I need to work on Lizzys arena work. Plus an indoor might make her think twice about bolting lol.

Lizzy goes on stall board now for the winter, so excited. I can finally get good alfalfa hay to feed her at night to help with her weight. Plus she really hates the outside. I turned my barn fearing horse into a stall baby. If it's snowing, windy, raining she will run into her stall. She was stalled last Friday night all the way until Sunday morning and when I went to turn her out on Saturday in the rain for an hour I had to push her out of her stall. She was not happy.

Saskia why do you think you will lose your job?
     
    12-19-2012, 12:24 PM
  #2587
Yearling
It was -27 celsius with the wind chill this morning. Now down to -21. I don't know what I'd do if the place I ride at didn't have an indoor, heated arena! I don't mind riding outside in the winter, but not at that temp!
     
    12-19-2012, 02:20 PM
  #2588
Weanling
Moved both the boys last week to a show barn my trainer is at. I love it and they love it. I don't think I have ever seen stalls kept so clean.. I love the rings and the people. They are all so nice and welcoming. Cross your fingers I might be going to Thermal with Mitch. :)
     
    12-19-2012, 03:30 PM
  #2589
Trained
I love having the indoor, but gosh its frustrating to have so many people in it ! Some days its not even worth riding.

Its funny because sometimes there will be 10 people in there and everything goes just fine, but other days there will be 3 people in there and they can't ride and all and you can barely walk around on the rail.

Hope everything is ok saskia, why do you think you're going to lose your job ??
     
    12-19-2012, 03:50 PM
  #2590
Green Broke
The only times I have had an indoor arena they taught lessons in it so I couldn't use it much anyway. I don't need it now but I think in winter I might.

Well my manager called me and asked if I had certain qualifications and I said no and it turns out the legistlations says that I need to have it or be studying towards it. They astked if I would study it but I said no - next semester I will be enrolled in a full time uni course that will lead into a Master of Teaching (for high school) and I don't think I can work full time, study full time and then on top study an entirely different course that costs thousands. Its just hard because this close to Christmas I won't be able to find other work for weeks and i'm a bit worried, if they'd actually been upfront at the beginning I could have looked for another job. Anyway.

I can't imagine it snowing places! We're in the summer! Doom, has Melb been hot?
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