Simon's bff - his turnout buddy Gabriel

I’m kind of a sucker for photo challenges, and since one of my personal goals this year is to take more pictures… I’m all for Eventing in Color‘s 14 Photo Challenge.

The only rule was that they must be photos taken in 2014… well I took all of these this past weekend at the barn, so I think that counts!

Your horse's stall (and his warmblood doppleganger)
Your horse’s stall (and his warmblood doppleganger)
Favorite saddle pad - my Mattes half pad
Favorite saddle pad – my Mattes half pad
Barn dog - Owen the Corgi
Barn dog – Owen the Corgi
Favorite area to ride at your facility - the grass ring!
Favorite area to ride at your facility – the grass ring!
Between the ears shot on a trail ride... but we can't really trail ride so this is cooling out on the property
Between the ears shot on a trail ride… but we can’t really trail ride so this is cooling out on the property
Bottom of your horse's hoof
Bottom of your horse’s hoof
The hay stack
The hay stack
Favorite grooming thing - new soft brush from Adventures of Shyloh!
Favorite grooming thing – new soft brush from Adventures of Shyloh!
Simon's bff - his turnout buddy Gabriel
Simon’s bff – his turnout buddy Gabriel
Commute to the barn
Commute to the barn
Between the ears shot... saddle fitting style
Between the ears shot… saddle fitting style
Cute part of the barn - Christmas decorations!
Cute part of the barn – Christmas decorations!
Simon modeling my favorite piece of tack, my beloved saddle, which has to be replaced :(
Simon modeling my favorite piece of tack, my beloved saddle, which has to be replaced 🙁
Post ride sweaty selfie with Simon!
Post ride sweaty selfie with Simon!

20 COMMENTS

  1. Great photos. Love the Mattes pad photo perspective.
    I too am currently selling a saddle I love. Love love love. The only good part is, I already found the replacement that I am really loving as well – new saddle actually fits me and my horse better. So it’s a good thing.

  2. I’m going to do this once I get to Ohio, I think. Also, are you selling your current saddle? I might be able to hook you up with someone who’d be interested, if you can send me the details about it. She’s looking for an 18″ medium tree.

  3. I love this challenge (my post is ready to go, just waiting to get through a few other things first!). I enjoy seeing where everyone’s horses live. Like … my hay stack is HUGE compared to yours yet we only feed four horses. Do you guys just buy hay weekly (daily?). Our stack usually lasts a good four – six months. Very interesting stuff!

    • I don’t know how often they buy hay, but I think it’s every 4-6 months like your barn. Our hay stack picture is a little deceiving because those are only the square bales. I didn’t take a picture, but up the hill there are TONS if round bales. The horses get round bales when they’re turned out and stall board horses get hay with meals when they’re turned in. So I’d guess the hay is 1/4 square bale and 3/4 round bale at our barn?

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