I'll Show You... my barn.
View of the Barn
Your Horse's Living Space
Guinness lives in the biggest pasture on the property. It is mainly comprised of the barn owner's older school horses, and broodmares. The black gelding with the snip in front is an older (navicular-plagued) dressage schoolmaster. He and Guinness take turns being top gelding. The upper pasture is currently closed for the season, leaving the horses full run of the woods to the left of the photo. It's about 15 acres total. In the summer, the horses will be allowed out on the two upper pastures (the big expanses of snow at the top of the photo) on a rotating basis. Each section is about 15 acres of nice grass pasture. In the winter, a round bale is offered 24/7.
|The lesson tack|
The tack room has two big areas. The first is all first aid stuff and school horse tack. The second is boarder and private tack storage. There is a bathroom and office area off the boarder section. The tack room is pretty climate controlled.
|My stuff! (Yes, that's THREE saddles stacked there. Shuddup.)|
View of Where You Ride
|Outside of the indoor arena.|
There is an outdoor arena, but I don't have a good photo of it. It's currently frozen. Here's a photo from last winter showing some of it ...
Favorite Feature of Facility
Trails! I love having so much to explore off property. In the Spring/Summer the neighboring property opens up his trails to riders at my barn. That offers me up to 10 miles of nicely groomed trails ranging from steep hills, to rolling terrain, to flat galloping areas. There's forest, and fields, a bubbling creek and even a lake!
|In the woods!|
|Early fall gallops in the hay field...|
|Cornfield byways make excellent galloping lanes!|
|Open fields are pretty fun ...|
|Wintery road hacks (part of Guinness' north summer pasture pictured at left)|