Friday, September 5, 2008

So long..... Farewell.....

Until we meet again next week that is. The race is gonna be on as soon as I step foot out of work today. I'm excited and already in vacation and work free mode. Last night my roomate and I went for a ride on her motorcycle (crotch rocket) It felt so nice since it was hot and muggy. We stopped at a new barn to ask and look around and no one was there. We snooped around some. The place was gorgrous! Views of the mountains, everything was clean and sparkling, almost too clean for a barn. There was white vinyl fencing everywhere and the indoor was gorgeous with landscaping and windows and varnished wood inside and out, mirrors and nice footing. I did notice that there were no jumps, have a good idea that this is a dressage barn. One of the things that I noticed though was that there wasn't a horse in sight. Holli and I looked high and low. We saw clean stalls with name plates, we saw a grain room, and a horse trailer. But nothing in the fields, not even so much as a poop. There were a few tracks in the indoor that said horses or a horse had been there before, but we couldn't hear or even smell anything horse related. There were a few ribbons and pictures in the barn, but that was it. The barn was stuffed with hay as well. Strange. I looked on the grain list and it had 3 horses listed.

Now I'm used to a busy barn with horses everywhere, 61 to be exact. Always something going on, always someone around. Arena full of jumps and dressage letters, dragging fields, haying, cars buzzing in and out of the parking lot and dogs scattered everywhere. Laughing kids, neighing horses, hoof prints everywhere wash rack usually wet from a recent bath. This place looked like all the people and horses just up and left all of a sudden. Very strange. Holli and I made a note to check it out again when someone was home.

So I stopped by the barn to pick up the rest of the pads I'll use for the fair to bring home and wash. I went out to say hi to Possum and scrathch him in his favorite spots. He basically ignored me because it was dinner time but he did manage to make a face when I found thr right itchy spot and stop eating for a minute to stick his neck out and droop his lower lip. His feet also looked great with a trim and new shoes and my farrier even buffed his white feet so they shined. I need to remember tomorrow to put a clear coat on it to keep it clean cause we have rain expected for the weekend. I gave him a pat and said goodnight and off we went back home. I washed the pads and even my sheepskin half pad. Everything is neatly stacked in my room and all polo wraps wrapped correctly. Couldn't really sleep last night cause I kept planning in my head.

Tonight I will get more of my stuff organized, bring home Possum's rain sheet to be washed and then try and track down someone to sell me 4 square bales since all we have at the farm now are round bales and that would be a pain.

SO have a great weekend and week everyone. May check in if I get near a computer, but don't hold your breath. I'm planning on having a great time and meeting new people. "G" will be there some helping me. He comes home from Ford school tonight. Have a good one everyone and wish us luck!

9 comments:

Stephanie said...

Hey have a great time! Bring back pictures and have a good time with "G" too! Sounds like you are all ready for a fun time...

cdncowgirl said...

Good luck!! More importantly, have fun!!

Re: the barn. That's kinda creepy in a "Twilight Zone"ish way.

Leah Fry said...

Have fun and the bets of luck.

The barn thing reminds me of those "Left Behind" books. Guess they just beamed up, Scotty.

20 meter circle of life said...

have fun!!

Laura said...

Have fun - it sounds like such a fun thing to do! Good job getting all prepared ahead of time... :-)

I can't imagine being in a barn with over 60 horses and all of those people! I'm an introvert at heart, but I do like being around people some, but that is wild! I'm sure there is alot to learn and fun stuff to do though!

Weird about the empty fancy barn - maybe they were away at a show or something???

Hope you can get some pictures for us of Possum's big track days!

Twinville said...

I just wanted to leave a comment to say thank for stopping by my blog to wish me a happy birthday and give me such stellar advice and kind support. It is much appreciated.
You have a wonderful blog, too. And I look forward to coming back for a visit soon.

Have a fun vacation :)

~Lisa

cdncowgirl said...

I'm caught up, I'm caught up, I'm caught up!!! :p

I've been reading your new posts as they come and going back to the start to read all the older ones.
*phew*

Tuffy Horse said...

What a darling Appaloosa you have! You are so lucky!
I hope you enjoy your trip!

Tracy Meisenbach
www.trinityapp.com
http://thehorsediary.net/ (updated 9-6-2008)

Saddle Mountain Rider said...

Have a great trip. Remember the camera - and use it, please...