January 17, 2014

Barn Blog Hop

SprinklerBandit and A Process of Learning have started a Barn Blog Hop and I decided to jump on the bandwagon.  I am lucky enough to have Ypke on my family's property at our little 4 stall barn!

1. A view of the barn:

View from the driveway
The indoor amenities include a hayloft, hay elevator, wash rack, spigot, tack room, trailer parking, and tractor parking.

2. Your horse's living space:
Ypke in the interior of her stall

Ypke has a 12x12 stall, there is an attached 12x24 run as well. There are two pastures: a larger one and a smaller one. The gate of the run is always left open, and it attaches to a walkway that goes out to her pasture. This set up allows her to walk to and from the pasture whenever she chooses.
3. The tack room:
The Western side 

Come to the dressage side... where the tack is black
Complete with saddle pad racks, bridle hooks, halter hooks, and saddle racks. The cabinets you see are used for storing helmets, fly masks, and first aid equipment. The table is used for keeping girths, leathers, irons, and what not, and the containers beneath the table consist of all the tack cleaning supplies and bits. Furthermore, there is keypad entry which helps assure me that my beloved tack isn't getting carried off.

4. Where you ride:

Low budget dressage arena

50' roundpen
The property has several places where you can ride, but in the winter I opt for the 50' roundpen. In the summer I prefer our "low budget" legal sized dressage arena, I use the word low budget lovingly due to us sectioning off part of the pasture and the letters being stuck onto orange construction cones. Hey, it works and the footing is level! We also have a trail obstacle arena (not pictured due to being trashed by the windstorms) and some sagebrush/wooded trails. The pastures are primarily flat and even, but we also have some gentle slopes that are great for hill work.

5.) My Favorite Feature:
While the facility isn't anything super fancy, I really like all of it! 

The hayloft and hay chutes are handy!

                                                                   The stock is always handy!

                       The warmblood size trailer fits, even has enough space left over to load a horse!


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