I am so excited to be moving Bella and Teddy to a new barn. They will be 10 minutes away! Right now I drive 45 minutes to see them. The facility is gorgeous, and Bella will have a 48'x48' paddock covered in oak trees! She will also have a separate covered stall for SoCal's "rainy" days lol. The lady has a wonderful "Senior" program for horses over 20, so Bella will be getting premium feed, soaked everyday, plus any hay she may feel like munching on. There are over 10 horses there that are over 20, though NONE of them look it. Bella will be the oldest (she'll be 29 in March).
They also are letting Teddy the pony come too, for free.... well actually I have to ride and groom some horses... bummer LOL. She has a couple Drafties for my fiance to ride too, so now me, my daughter, and my fiance can ride together!
I am really sad that my current barn had to close, but I am happy I was able to find a great place for my babies. The only thing I am worried about is that me having a toddler around will make other boarders annoyed. She is usually very well behaved, but she is a toddler, and has fits. At my current barn we are the only non-absentee boarders, so we have the facility to ourselves. My daughter gets to walk around freely, and I know it will be a hard adjustment for the both of us. I am constantly teaching her barn etiquette.... No running, quiet voices, stay by me, but again, she's not even 3 yet.
Does anyone have any advice or personal experiences with toddlers at the barn??