I know I sort of hinted to this in a post last week, so now it’s time to spill the beans. This week, I decided to move my horse Rosie to a new stable. I thought long and hard about it, and ultimately I decided it would be better for us.
I had moved her in March to a mostly trail riding facility with no onsite trainers. It’s a natural horsemanship focused facility, and while not everyone there practices it, it felt like it was everywhere. Without going into a ton of details, I have never been a fan of natural horsemanship. I didn’t realize it going in, but I felt a bit like an outsider there. It’s a feeling I felt at the barn prior too. I am a friendly person so I just can’t figure out why I keep feeling so alone at all these boarding stables. But anyway, the ranch was great for 6 months or so because I got Rosie totally trail-broke. She saw all sorts of sights and sounds and overcame a ton of my own personal insecurities with trail riding. My best friend was borrowing a horse on Saturdays for trail rides, but mid-summer the owner moved the horse away.
So my horse time ended up being very solo. My friend couldn’t ride with me, I didn’t really have a great group of regular people to ride with. And my friend from my previous stable had tons of raving to do about her new barn. I went and visited a few times and ended up deciding it was a really exciting opportunity to move her there.
The new farm is in Del Mar and is a full service training facility with a wide variety of disciplines. I will be working with an AQHA trail, English, Western, and Ranch Pleasure trainer. However there is a hunter/jumper trainer, a dressage trainer, and a riding school for children and beginners too. It’s a gorgeous facility with beautifully manicured arenas galore, great amenities, and utmost attention and care for the horses. It’s a bit on the pricey side but I really feel like it’s worth it! It’s located on the gorgeous Rancho Santa Fe riding trails too! Best of every world. 🙂
Today we had our first lesson and Rosie was out of shape and exhausted, but it was fantastic. We have been struggling to take our left lead but today she got it many times under our instructor’s watchful eye. Rosie seems to have settled in really well at the new place and I am excited to progress and have goals to work on again.
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