Day Fourteen: Your dream barn/farm
So I really am a small barn kind of girl. My dream barn would only have four stalls in it. I will always have Gen as my number 1, and then I would like a second riding horse and two boarders. Enough to not be alone, but I wouldn’t want just one boarder and for some reasons 4 horses seems so manageable while anything more than that seems so big. Notice that I would want to live on the property and be able to stare at Gen as much as I want to.
I would also want to have both an indoor and an outdoor ring. I mean, this is just dreams after all so I don’t have to worry about money! Having both an indoor and an outdoor gives me the option to even have shows myself someday, plus with an indoor I would get to ride all winter long! I would also want my dream property to be surrounded by woods so I could trail ride whenever I wanted…how is that for options on where I want to ride?
I want all of the stalls to be huge, 16×16. I also want them to have bars on the front with a yoke door so the horses can look at each other. I also want dutch doors on the outside of the barn in case of emergency and so that the horses can look out when the weather is nice. I want a nice big tack room because we all know I have lots, and lots of stuff! I am also including a lounge/office for me and my two boarders to hang out, because I could literally spend all day at the barn!
As far as my fields go…I am scared to make them too big. Gen hurt himself in a three acre field. I am thinking and an acre and a half for the three main fields is big enough, with a little under an acre for the spare fields. I want all of my fields to have run in sheds in them and to be level and clear of course. I am also including a medical field because…well…my horse is Gennyral after all. In fact, I should probably have a few tiny fields of varying sizes just in case my boo boo head needs a long rehab. I would just like to point out that even in my dream world I am anticipating Gen being a goober!
I could seriously spend $2 million on building a state of the art barn…for 4 horses. It is so fun to dream about this sort of stuff! How many horses would be on your dream farm?