The process of moving into our new place has been pretty slow; moving the horses has been an even slower process. I’m very grateful to have such a good neighbor and barn owner- she’s been completely accommodating and allowed me to keep the horses at the barn as long as I need to. Which, at this rate, is going to be until approximately 2017.
Aside from sourcing quality hay and deciding on a feed, there are a variety of tasks to be done and items to be purchased for my new barn. I’ve begun classifying these things as “Right Now” and “Sometime in the Foreseeable Future”.
Things I need to do/buy right now include:
- Garden hose with attachment to connect dual spigots to single hose. (Who’s excited about hot water in the barn?!)
- Bridle racks
- Feed bin
- Stall mats
- Gravel screenings to put under stall mats
- Cross ties for aisle and wash rack
- Clean out stall feed bins
I’ve managed to purchase buckets and saddle racks, so I can at least begin moving some of my tack over.
Modular horse barns aren’t the most attractive structures, on my “later” list are a few aesthetic improvements. I’d love do a little landscaping around the back of the barn and spruce up with tack room with…something. The barn has a broad front porch, which certainly calls for some chairs and planters.
What have you used in your barn that works well? What doesn’t?