Saturday, May 9, 2009

Its finally finished

Here are the before and after pictures of the side of the barn. Desi had actually only kicked the top one out, the rest fell due to gravity and poor workmanship.

Many many Thanks to my wonderful Son-In-Law for fixing this for me. I don't know what I would have done without your help!
We loaded up the boys today, along with the remainder of our tack and equipment and headed out to the new barn. Stressful- YES! Happy to be done with the old barn? DOUBLE YES!
Everything went very well. The boys were settling in quite nicely. I took Desi out and let him run around the new arena. He really snorted and acted like Shazzam the Arab today! The when i took him out and tied him to the hitch rail, he promptly pulled back, broke the lead rope and wandered away. Luckily he wasn't too freaked out to catch! But if this is a precurser of things to come I will have to NIP nip nip it in the bud! NO PULLING BACK!
Bob looked like he was doing airs above ground with Gin today, but after about five minutes he settled down with an " OH! This is a working kind of place! I see!" attitude.
I'll lunge and ride tomorrow. It's been four weeks since I climbed on him- I've just been too upset to ride.Tomorrw starts the first day of the rest of my life ( Oh come on! I was raised in the sixties!) I'll start my training all over again!
Are we in Paradise- not quite but it's a lot closer than it's been!


Dusty Devoe said...

good luck! Have a nice ride.

Molly said...

I just mentally wiped my hands on my knees to dust them off and start a new chapter.
Kudos to the whole family.
Happy Mother's Day.

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

That new wall looks plenty sturdy. He's quite a handyman.

Stephanie said...

Hmmm pulling back not good....

Naughty, naughty - if the behavior hasn't progressed it may call for a long day of relearn calm and patience while tied to a steady object.

Let us know what you decide to do. Pulling back almost kind of fascinates me in a weird way, but in a way that I like to know how different people approach it and how their solutions work or don't work out for them...