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post #1 of 14 Old 09-14-2009, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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My New Barn!

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:

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post #2 of 14 Old 09-14-2009, 10:00 PM
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Sounds like a great barn. I hope you are really happy there. It's worth a lot to have a place to ride!
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post #3 of 14 Old 09-14-2009, 11:04 PM
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I Read the page and looked at the photos.
First i am sorry to say you had to consistantly move him, but you finally hopefully found a place where you can keep him for a lengthy period of time.
Im sure you will be happy with it and the amount less than what you were boarding and a place you are happy with is wonderful, noone likes a too small facility where there is noone to do some horse chat with ;)
Im sure the horses like to brag too !
They look wonderful, the arenas and the grass and building its definitally lovely, and the grass is so green and lush lol.
Im sure you will enjoy it so much !
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post #4 of 14 Old 09-14-2009, 11:09 PM
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I'm jealous!!! I want a new barn!

I'm glad you're moving to a barn much more suited to you both!
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post #5 of 14 Old 09-15-2009, 05:47 PM
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That looks like a wonderful barn. I'm sure Nelson will enjoy going back there as well.
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post #6 of 14 Old 09-15-2009, 06:58 PM
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That place sounds nice, I'm glad you found a good place for your and Nelson :).
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post #7 of 14 Old 09-16-2009, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
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*sigh* I have knots in my stomache everyone. I am so nervous. He's being moved tonight and I am making myself anxious about it. The biggest thing that I fear is the hardship he'll go through when he realizes he wont beable to see his little pony again. That just tears me up.

He's moving tonight to the new barn, and today is his last day with her :( :(

I would give anything to beable to bring his little girl with him, and I just know I wont beable to.

I spoke about this with the BO of the new barn, and she said to not worry about it. He'll be in hog heaven when he gets back to the barn and he'll remember he is quickly she said.

This is the barn he started out on when he was bought of the track. The BO's Husband *R.I.P* bought Nelson when he was 2 or whatever age they are when they are sold off the track, along with a few others - and brought to this facility. Nelson lived at this place for a few years I guess - so I hope he'll settle in quickly.

My heart just breaks though when I think about going out to catch him this evening to move him, and he wont beable to see his gir anymore. He absolutely loves his pony and she loves him.


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post #8 of 14 Old 09-16-2009, 11:18 AM
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I'm so jealous! I want a new barn so bad but we can't move any time soon. That place looks really nice and I hope you and Nelson will be happy there.

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post #9 of 14 Old 09-16-2009, 12:21 PM
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Wow, been through a lot but so lucky you have been able to keep Nelson through all that

The new barn looks like a lot of fun! Good luck with your move
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post #10 of 14 Old 09-16-2009, 10:31 PM Thread Starter
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OK! The move is officially over! *wipes brow* whew! Wasn't as bad as I made it out to be. He loaded up into the trailer no problem and he was super quiet on the ride to the new place, and the moment he came off the trailer, it was like he knew where he was.

The barn was so active and crammed packed with horses in cross ties in the isle way and people in the outdoor arena riding their horses - and it was like everyone stopped to look to see what was going on. lol.

I got so many "Wow, your horse is stunning" or "What a beautiful horse he is" and lots of comments on his unique blaze.

I found out his first name too - where I named him Quantum Leap. His origional name was In The Spotlight *due to his unique blaze* so that gives me something to start my search on the U.S.A Jockey Club site....

Lots of people introduced themselves to me and shook my hand and it was great. I was welcomed right away. One girl came running up to me and was shouting "I heard you're an eventer! It is great to beable to ride with an Eventer!" lol.

I was made to feel welcome right away, and it was so nice. I was very nervous about fitting in with a barn crowd after being away from one for a year.

I'll get piccies when I go out tomorrow :)

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