Tuesday, June 23, 2009

A barn becoming a home

My husband, Sjon, knew early on that he would never be able to get me to come home from the barn. So, he wisely decided to build us a barn that is also a home.

The lower floor, the horse part of the barn, came first (of course) - but we are now starting on an upstairs apartment for ourselves.

The construction on the tackroom begins, below the bedroom upstairs.

From upstairs, this will be the view of the arena as seen from our living room.

The apartment walls, windows and roof are now up. There's lots more to do before we can move in, but we're feeling like things are rolling in the right direction at last!

Yeager's second arabian cross foal arrives...

Yeager's most recent 2009 foal is a beautiful bay Arabian Sporthorse filly named 'Iya'. We couldn't be more pleased with this full sibling to 'Frankie-J'. She is leggy and refined with a huge, uphill canter like her sire.

Look for more photos of Iya soon on her webpage. Can't wait to see her all grown up!