Category Archives: retirement

Retiring a Horse from active work

retirement home photos

I’ve been as pleased as punch with Big Guy’s new retirement home. It’s only $125 and I’m getting plenty of grass, he’s being fed twice a day, has shelter, a pond and a low-key gelding companion. And best of all: … Continue reading

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retirement is good

This morning I had some errands to do on the south side of town, which put me in a good position to visit Big Guy at his new retirement home.  When I pulled up in the driveway practically right next to … Continue reading

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companionship in retirement

I got a call from my horse friend, DH, late last week. She wanted to know more about Big Guy’s retirement home because she has decided to put her Arabian,*R*, on pasture rest, and, at a later date, give him a … Continue reading

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Barn design: Becoming a tenant

After 20 years of marriage you would think Hubby would be more comfortable with my schemes…. As we’ve worked through the details of the possible move of BG to NB’s, it became apparent last night that it simply won’t work. … Continue reading

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Barn design: Extending an existing loafing shed

If we move Big Guy, the existing loafing shed at the future property will need to be enlarged to fit two horses and to feed them separately. There is a 12×12 cover on one side and a feed room area … Continue reading

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Barn design: Designing T’s retirement pasture

For the past few days I have been working out different plans on how Situation #3 might work out as a retirement home for Big Guy. The biggest work that needs to be done is at the front end of … Continue reading

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Barn design: retirement location update

After spending most of this wonderful day indoors doing online biology and math homework, I checked out Situation #3. Remember Situation #3? I went to look at it today and it could be a real possibility. It’s only 8 minutes … Continue reading

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