Friday, July 24, 2009

New and Improved Outdoor Arena

Yay!! The new and improved outdoor arena is finished!

When the boarding facility first opened as Renaissance Farm, the outdoor arena was all we had. Co-owner/Trainer Cathi and her family erected light posts so we could ride in the evenings after work, but the Valley's wet winters "done us in" and we missed many riding opportunities on rainy days and nights.

Then the covered arena was constructed and the boarders happily moved under cover.

Sadly, the outdoor arena was neglected, and the under layer of gravel migrated upward until the footing became a bit rough for tender-footed or barefoot horses:

Then our dreams of a place to ride outside came true this month when Owner Susan and Mark of Efficient Arena negotiated a deal and construction began:

Here is the finished arena, laser leveled and awaiting placement of the railroad ties stacked in the foreground:

TuMay and Liberty were oblivious today, but both girls will appreciate the new sand footing:

And here are my two Goober Boys enjoying a pleasant summer day beside the new arena. Phantom sponged off and doused with fly spray following my ride, and Indy hanging out by the "pikinik" table:

1 comment:

jrosey said...

Yay! Now you're all set! Sure looks great...