This winter was a harsh one with some form of precipitation, mostly snow with some sleet and freezing rain thrown in, just about every 3 days during January and the beginning of February. Since this was the second winter in a row of above normal snow, we decided that we needed to find another barn that would afford us more hay storage (we had hay on hold but we didn't have anywhere to store it). We found something closer to home that would allow us to keep the horses out with access to a shed big enough for all four of them and have a place to store as much hay as we needed. Plus we have a separate barn, access to an outdoor lighted riding ring, a large pasture with a conditioning track for riding, and some trails. And it's close to the county park with riding trails - a very short trailer ride down the road.
We moved everything and everyone on Saturday morning (multiple trailer trips) and spent most of the weekend getting the barn set up including rolling out a round bale. We even found some time to ride Zip and Rooster on Sunday morning. Maccabee and I took a stroll down the driveway while the curious Thoroughbreds crowded along the fence on either side but he handled it well and listened to me. T gave Rosie a good grooming in the barn while we strolled.
Sunday turned out to be a beautiful sunny day with a hint of spring in the air. The horses enjoyed a romp around the field followed by a good roll in the mud and hay munching.
Monday brought more precipitation in the form of rain but the weather forecasters are calling for seasonal temps and sun (glorious sun!!) for a few days. I'm looking forward to spring!