Lesson #32 was a special one. Karin’s Horse Connection has moved and this was my first visit to the new spread. Karin had been leasing the barn and fields at Lamoreaux Ridge, but the new place is all hers. And it’s nothing less than awesome.
Needless to say, Karin is ecstatic (and very, very busy).
I’ll miss Lamoreaux Ridge, of course. I have a year packed full of good memories from there. And a bazillion photos and 90 blog posts to document that fact.
But this is not a sentimental retrospective. This is about the future and a brand new Barn Home. Even the name Karin has given her new place speaks to the future: Legacy Stables.
So Lesson #32 was like being at the birth of a dream. I wanted to see everything at once and I was no doubt suffering from a bit of self-induced sensory overload. The morning air was already very warm and the weeping willow trees added a touch of the exotic. The whole experience had an almost surreal quality to it.
Karin took us for a trail ride around the property. It consists of 28 acres tucked in between county property, a bike trail and power company property. Along with the willows, there are a large number of apple trees. A large cornfield dominates the back of the property.
Insert indoor arena here:
It’s a big adjustment for the horses, of course. But they seem to be doing pretty well.
It’s also a big adjustment for Karin’s family and all of her students. But the place radiates with potential. And I feel lucky to be a part of it from the start.