We headed over to the soon-to-be new house today to measure the barn and drop off a pallet of stall mats. We close on the property in a little over two weeks and everything is done, finalized, checked off, approved, etc. So barring any sort of catastrophe or financial meltdown (har dee har har... cry cry), we're good to go.
The house is amazing, but the horse part of the property is a work in progress. The land is a little under 6 acres and mostly wooded, although there is a 1 acre clearing that is move-in ready, just need to run some electric fence. The "barn" is actually a garage, or a shed, with two sliding doors. It has a solid cement floor and is beautifully framed with a little loft. It just isn't a barn. So, we're going to make it into a barn for this winter, enough for two cozy stalls, and then dream about a proper 4 stall barn next year. The long term goal is to clear and seed 3 acres total and have a cross country course on the front acre.
The plan is to build two 10 x 11.5 foot stalls and have a 8 foot aisle way at the front where the big sliding doors are. The stall size is not ideal for the Big Brego, but it'll have to do. And he will only be in during serious weather. The barn has electricity and there's a year-round spring right outside the door for water. It's, er, rustic but I am so excited to have Brego at home.
I will be updating the blog with our renovation pictures in a couple of weeks. Between the fox hunting and the move, we're not doing a whole bunch of eventing, so I hope people don't mind if I stray off topic.