Saturday, July 29, 2017

Life Experiences: Part 2

So as I said, there would be continuation from my last post, regarding all of the life experiences that I've had recently. Thunderbird was awesome, and the clinic was even more so, but both pale in comparison to this.

I bought a house!

Now when I say that, I had immense amounts of help from my family and could not have done it without them. But my name is officially on this house and I am the primary homeowner. This also means that the mortgage shows up on my bank account and makes me die a little bit inside every time I look at it, but I could not be happier with this house!

Overhead shot of the property

The house is approximately 1,700 square feet, and it sits on 3.5 acres of land. As you can see in the picture, about half of the acreage is just pasture, then there is a dry lot with shelter and an automatic waterer, a hay barn, and there is an arena out back which is approximately 120ft x 200ft. Which is seriously a bigger arena than I've had in some boarding facilities!

Dry Lot
The whole property was clearly designed with a horse person in mind. There are gates connecting the dry lot and pasture, and a gate going between the pasture and the arena as well. 

Hay Barn/Dry Lot

The hay barn isn't huge, but comfortably holds 1-2 tons of hay, and is conveniently located right next to the dry lot and pasture gates.

Shed/Tack Room
Out behind the house, butting right up against the arena, is a tack room/shed. They have water and power run out to it, so it works quite nicely as a tack room, especially being right next to the arena so you can just run out to grab something only a few feet away.

Arena gate

And then there is absolutely nothing better than looking out your back door to a view of the huge arena in your backyard. 

Last but not least, my absolute favorite picture:
Gorgeous sunset, and my gorgeous horse

Charmer moved out to the property about 2 weeks ago, and neither of us could be happier. I still get goosebumps every time I step out the door and see his face waiting there for me. This whole property is a dream come true for me.

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