Allot has been going on with Nelson and I, allot of transitions for sure.
I had a great thing at an amazing Fox Hunting/Eventing barn a few years back, where I not only was priveledged enough to keep my horse there, but to beable to work there to cover my board, lessons and shows.
I grew allot. I learnt allot and I was exposed to allot. It was an amazing place and I loved it. The 2 years I got to spend there will always be in my heart.
I sadly had to leave, because due to the economy, my Husband lost his job and not only could we afford the cost of gas at that time *it was sky rocket* I had to get a job to help with bills and finanaces, which meant - I could no longer be a full time working student.
It was very hard to leave. I think about the barn all the time, the people, the activities and I even cry when I go to their website.
So I ended up having to move Nelson to my MIL's farm, it was great while it lasted, but as you know DIL's and MIL's don't get along that well so I moved him to a barn where I could be independant and do things with my horse on my own terms.
So, now barn #3. It was nice at first. It was small, too small. Very big change to adapt to from going from a HUGE Eventing/Fox Hunting barn, to this very quiet, private boarding facility. Including myself, there were 3 boarders. Which was fine at first, but then it got very lonely.
No coach, no access to a coach. No trails. No fields to ride in. Nothing. I couldn't stand it.
So I moved him - again. At the beginning of Sept actually. To another small facility, but geared towards eventing. I can't afford it - it's rediculous. My Husband just put his foot down and said "there is no way you are paying board for your horse, that is more than our monthly rent". There are other reasons as well, but meh - who wants to hear about my drama? Exactly.
So, I made some phone calls and found a new place that we are moving to - yet again *sigh*. He's being moved this week. It's $150.00 cheaper and my kind of place. I've known this barn for quite some time and have always been drawn to it, but whenever I wanted to board there, they were always full.
They know Nelson as well - it was the barn he started out with when he was first bought off the track. They are very excited about him moving out there.
I am too! They have full pasture, round bales, stalled at night. A CC Course. An Eventing Coach. 2 large outdoor arenas, 1 large indoor. And TONS of activities.
Since I don't have my own truck and trailer, I can at least be at a barn that has tons of activities and shows and stuff I can be involved in with Nelson.
So, here's hoping.
Here is the link to the new barn: http://loudonfarm.com/default.aspx