Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Barn 2

So I asked a trimmer friend of mine if she knew of any barns that I could take Denali. She sent me the contact info for a barn that is 29 miles from my house, and offers all day turn out (10-12 hours) on pastures. The woman is looking for someone to work for her and pays $1.00 per horse turn in and turn out. Totally easy for me to do. The price is already reasonable ($425.00 per month) so if I can get it below $400 a month that would be great. The pictures are great and it sounds too good to be true. I have never heard of this place and wonder if the owner is crazy. I called her today and it sounds great. It's not a training or lesson barn, which is good since a lot of barns around here only want boarders who are going to spend more money on lessons. I'm going to see it this weekend. We'll see. She said I can bring my own trainer in, but they can not give other lessons out of the barn (aka only boarders.) I liked everything she said. I know they only give so much hay, and if your horse needs more you pay extra. Nothing works out for us, so I'm not getting my hopes up too much.

5 comments:

Ashley said...

Girl, this post has negative nancy written alllll over it! lol you are allowed to be hopeful :) Look at all the postive things that have worked out for you already. Come'on & smile... please? just a little bit??

Muddy K said...

One of these journeys will lead to a destination, I think. Maybe this one will be it. We can hope, for both your sakes.

Lisa said...

Good luck! I will be keeping you in my thoughts. And if this one doesn't work out, the next will. :)

achieve1dream said...

I agree with the others. You sound so defeated. Something will work out, even if it isn't this one, something will. I understand about getting your hopes up but I'm learning there is a difference between being cautious and negative/defeated (I have horrible problems with negativity that I'm working on). Maybe the money you save by turning out horses can be applied to the extra hay that D might need. Or you can try beet pulp, which is what I did for Chrome when we couldn't find any hay at all last winter. Anyway stay positive, hope for the best, prepare for the worst, all that jazz. Those saying have been around for a long time for a reason. :D

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

Hmm sounds like it could be good. It's not just you, there are tons of shady shaderson in the horse world so go with your gut, when u met her and the place...as i know u will :)
I hope this does turn out for you both though!!