Monday, June 28, 2010

The Big Plan for Abby Coming Home

Thanks all for your comments on my last post. I love the people here in bloggerland:)

Switching gears entirely....

I need to start getting ready to welcome Abby home! I am not sure on an exact date yet but I know that this summer will pass in the blink of an eye and I'd really love to have everything set and settled before she gets here. The best laid plans of mice and men, right? Right.

Anyways, one of the biggest decisions I have to make is whether I am going to try to find a place to board or if I am finally going to take the big leap and find a place to lease. Right now I am leaning towards finding a few acres to lease for a year which will give me enough time that I can have Abby foaled out and her 2011 foal weaned before having to even think about moving.

That is not to say that I have a specific (empty) barn in mind... I am going to have to pull up my big girl panties and go pound the pavement and knock on doors! It is funny how now that I am looking there seems to be nothing but empty fields and barns ripe for the picking... if only it were that easy.... people have the strangest ideas about privacy and liability! My goodness:)

Anyways, my BIG plan (I always have one of those tucked away in the back burner of my mind) is to find a place, pay one year lease up front, rub a little elbow grease in to it, buy a trailer full of great hay, find someone who wants to board another in foal broodmare and then settle in for the long Canadian winter. I would just love to have another baby around come Spring so that my foal has someone to play with and Abby isnt alone either.

If only I could snap my fingers and have it all settled!

I think tomorrow I'll take a drive and start mapping out some possibilities. And, I'll be sure to bring my camera along for the ride;)


  1. That is so exciting that Abby is coming home! Good luck with your horse home hunting and can't wait to see what you find!

  2. I'm excited for you. I know how much this means to you.

    I wasn't planning on it, but did end up putting my other mare (Beauty) with the stallion this year, along with another 1/2 sister to Beretta's momma. I'm excited.

  3. How exciting that your girl is coming home! Who are you going to breed her to for 2011?

  4. sounds exciting! So you really just knock on doors? I board my mare right now but there are no turn outs and that is a problem for me, plus it's a 40 minute drive one way so I don't make it out there often enough. I'd love to walk door to door but I'm not sure I'm brave enough to!

  5. I think it's wonderful that Abby is coming home to you. I hope you find just the right place and everything works out with finding a suitable boarder.Good luck all around.

  6. Ohhhh, you are going shopping. Barn shopping!!! How exciting. I hope you find a great place for Abby's homecoming.

  7. If I could only find a gelding that looked like Abby....

    I think it is awesome that she is eventually making her way back to you. Maybe her next foal will be a colt, and I can take him off of your hands when he is a bit!!!

    Have fun and good luck barn/pasture shopping.....