Sunday, August 30, 2009

Settling In

We have all pretty much gotten settled in.

The dogs have dug their nests under the new porch.

Chris and I have been cleaning house. I've been painting rooms.

And the ponies seem pretty content in their new surroundings...
Moon and Frosty have about an acre of irrigated pasture and Queenie is currently sharing her similar pen with a couple of feeder steers.

The barn owner is such a nice guy. He is working on cleaning the weeds out of the round pen and arena for me. He only has a couple of other outside horses and they are actually retired horses, so the owners don't ride. The BO only uses his horses during hunting season and helping move cattle off the mountains, so he doesn't use the facilities either.

I get the whole place to myself. He said I was more than welcome to set up any patterns I wanted to in the arena-barrels, poles, trail, etc. and no one else will bother my stuff. How nice is that?

Besides the big turnouts, there is a very fancy barn, that is not used. So, the ponies each have their very own fancy, shmancy stall if the weather gets really nasty or I want to keep them up for any reason.

Our "soon-to-be" roping buddy stopped over yesterday to show us his new mare. He has his roping arena set up and cattle there already. He said we were welcome to come over and use the arena anytime.

A person can stay pretty busy going to different shows, gymkahnas and barrel racings around here this time of year. There is a weekly rodeo just a couple of miles down the road. I don't know if Moon will be ready to start back to running barrels before those end this year, but we might be able to hit the last one or so.

Starting tomorrow, I'll be helping out in the office. I'm kind of wondering if my brain is ready to handle having to function in an office setting again. Hopefully it won't take too long to get back into the swing of things.


Mrs Mom said...

Sounds like fun BECG! The new place has got to be pretty darn nice there too.

Office.. wow... good luck girl! ;) I know you'll make a splash hehe

Howdy to Honey Man too! And rubs to your equids and pups

Mikey said...

Awesome! Sounds like a fantastic place to be. Love how that barn sounds. Perfect setup!

Anonymous said...

We need to see some pics of the fancy barn and your new area,

cdncowgirl said...

Speaking as a fellow boarder - that sounds like an almost ideal setup! Good find there!

Hope things at the office are less catty this time than last time you were there

Adventures of a Horse Crazed Mind said...

Wow! Sounds like you really lucked out with the boarding place! Ideal! I am sure you will do awesome at the office, are those ladies still there? Best of luck and congrats on your new digs!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Awesome!! Sounds like quite the set up you've got there!! Enjoy!! Good luck at the office!!

Leah Fry said...

What a sweet setup! Gotta love being able to have the place configured any way you want.

ezra_pandora said...

It's great you have that place basically to yourself!! Ours is the same way and it's soooo nice not having to fight for space and watch other people do goofy things with their own horses. New BO sounds nice, which is good for you since you probably aren't used to someone else in charge :)

Good luck in the office, I'm sure you'll get it down pat quick.

Andrea said...

Sounds like you hit the jackpot in the horse boarding department!! Sounds wonderful! And I am glad you made it out there alright. I am so jealous that you get to be out in CO!! Such beautiful weather and beautiful mountains.

Good luck back at work. I am sure it's just like riding a bike!