I’ve been a bit vague and brooding about some things lately, but that’s because I try to keep a few rules firmly in place with my blog: don’t write something I wouldn’t say out loud to anyone, and don’t let my blog be the first place someone finds info about me or my horse that they should have known earlier. That being said, everything is official and the right people know… so I can finally say that I’m moving Simon to a new barn mid-May.
It wasn’t an easy decision to come to by any means. I love the people at my current barn and I’m eternally grateful to them. It’s where I regained my confidence with horses, entered my first horse show after a 5 year hiatus, and most importantly – where I finally got to dress up my horse for Halloween! Above all else, my current trainer and barn owner gave me Simon and I’m forever in her debt because I cherish him so much.
At the end of the day, the commute to where I ride now is hard for me – I actually drive past my house to get there and the traffic is heavy. I also would enjoy riding with some people my own age again. A lot of riding and showing is social for me, and although the kids at my barn are great they’re still kids and I’m about twice their age 🙂
The new barn does have a few perks is excited about, like really amazing grass turnout which I hope will help make Simon nice and fat again. This picture is crooked bc I was being a creeper and took it while driving…
The ring is also pretty spiffy. It’s big, appears to have good footing and lots of jumps we haven’t tried much before.
The trainer seems nice and so do the boarders – I just hope I like it as much as I have enjoyed my current place!