This means that Phase 2 for building our farm needs to happen now. Interior fences for pasture and pens, a small barn, a riding arena and a round pen are all in the works. Of course, we will do most, if not all, of the work ourselves. But hey, we built a house, we can do this!
My horse is a 7 yr. old paint mare named Lena. Her registered name is Denero Doll and will soon be called Doll since my husband's grandmother's name was Lena. That would just be weird. I think Doll suits her better anyway. Wayne's is a 3 yr. old gelding that is finishing off his training. He is young but that is what his new owner wanted. He is full quarter horse and will be registered Red Diamond Diggers. We got to pick the name so that was fun. He will go by Red which fits his shiny red coat well.
We decide long ago that we wouldn't buy horses for our boys. They need to see what it takes to care for them and feel the pleasure of working toward a good goal. They can save and buy their own if they decide to. We will have the room if and when they do.
We are super excited and a little anxious too. For now the horses will stay at their current home until our place is ready. It's just another step on our journey down the farm road. Only now we are gonna ride instead of walk!