If you’ve got something interesting at the barn, something you’ve rigged up yourself, or maybe just something truly unique – I want to see it! Small, handmade, half-broken, just a link to something found online that you like; doesn’t matter.
I always keep an eye out an any barn I ever visit. There’s usually something special, sometimes in the most unexpected places.
To set the bar really low, I walked down to the barn I’m at and snapped some quick shots. On a Red Theme.
Comment with a link or make your own post – It’s all up to you what you call art!
What to do with that patch of mud by the water hose that always seem to look like this?
Here’s a little “How To” tip on preventing standing in mud every time you use the hose, without laying down gravel or concrete.
True to Dressage On A Dime, it costs next to nothing and is easy to make. (Also true to most things I craft, it won’t have real staying power, but we’ll ignore that for now.)
1 wood pallet
1 piece of thickish plywood
Leftover paint, and stencils for lettering.
Nail plywood to pallet. Paint in desired color. Paint base in different, darker color that won’t show the mud/wood rot as fast. Stencil barn name on top. Preferably after base coat has dried.
Cover with two coats of clear top coat. Also preferably after the stencil letters have dried. Or, if you want to finish every project right now, immediately, because you’re super impatient – Use a hairdryer to dry stencil letters and avoid getting frustrating when it smears anyway.
Enjoy a mud free area to rinse bits and bell boots for at least a season or two.
Just really irritated looking and ready to go back out after her rinse here. She’s coming around a bit in the arena now. With such an easy workload, she’s not being overwhelmed in any way. The tension is just within anyway – just her personality.
Here we are at the “backside” of the barn, the second row of stalls which is quieter, not used as much. She was still on alert for the pigs, although they’ve moved outside by now.
A bit of trot in more areas of the arena, off and on the 20 meter in the middle.
Her main hurdle under saddle now is “stickiness”. She simply gets stuck, not completely convinced she has to move forward for the leg.
Alexis has reassured me this is very “normal” with baby horses and to not pay too much attention to it, just continue on.
I’m convincing myself I’ll know just how to do that once home.
Valiosa, is convincing herself it’s actually pretty nice to hang out in the cross ties. Together here with Cariñosa – better than alone of course.
More pretty driving to the farm in Somerset ahead. The oak trees are still bare, just a few more days. Only 2-3 weeks left of winter…
Please rain! It can’t be that the last rain we had a couple of weeks ago was the last until next October?