This is our barn. This barn was built by my father in law, Mr. Cowboy, and my brother in law. They built it back in 1998. When Hurricane Rita came through here, the roof was torn off and ripped apart our hot walker and a bunch of our round pen panels. Since then we have put on a new roof, and the walker still stands in the same place with one arm. Now, just a warning, this is not a fancy place. It has a lot of cob webs, and a lot of dirt. But it works. And it's messy too. I have tried many times to organize and some how it always ends up messy. So, here is what the inside looks like.
I was standing outside the front gate looking inside to the left. We have 8 stalls, five on one side and three on the back side. There is also a sand filled middle part of the barn where we can kinda ride if it's raining. We use this area to tie and saddle horses.
At the end of the stalls there is a gate that leads out to the big pasture, where all the mares hang out. Then we go onto the other side of the barn.
This side of the barn has the tack room, our hay storage, and the wash rack. Right now we only have half our hay storage, normally that thing is filled up. We will get some more with the second cutting. Oh, and that mare tied up there is for sale!!! Please someone buy her!!
This is our wash rack/run in shed/breeding shoot area. It comes in handy for many different reasons. Right now it's being used as a run in shed for Buttercup. She gets fed separately from everyone else. She has short horse syndrome and beats up all the bigger horses at feeding time. Now onto the tack room and feed room.
When you first walk in you face another door that takes you out to the walker and the round pen. On either side of the door are places for us to hang our saddle pads. Then there is our spinning saddle rack that Mr. Cowboy and his dad welded. They did a great job! Lets turn left now.
You can see our freezers where we keep our grain, and on top of those freezers you can see our feed buckets and our supplements. The freezers were treasurs that were turned useful. We also have a lot of headstalls and halters. There have been a few times when we have run out of halters to use. We were switching around pastures and had horses tied everywhere. Turn left again.
And here we have all the halters and the trash feed bag and a shelf for storage. Then another left.
Here is our first aid and fly spray section. Nice and tidy right? It is better then it has been I promise. We put brushes on the self too. I keep mine in a tote, but the community brushes are on that shelf. We also have a fridge and freezer that have medicine, water, and Popsicles, in it. Then there is my tack box.
This is my very messy tack box. I had it in college. We had to have a tack box to store all of our saddles, bridles, and anything else in them. This box started out in Ohio, moved to Utah, and now is in Louisiana. I just can't seem to part with it. It takes up a lot of space, maybe I should consider moving my things in with everyone else's things. Maybe. And one last shot of our feed bins.
I spared you all the pictures of what treasures are all around my tack box. There are a lot. But that is our barn. A quick little tour of our tack and feed room. I guess, this can be an "open" tag. If you want to show us your tack and feed rooms, you are more than welcome to play along!! I will leave you all with a picture of Ozzie. He is my colt that I am breaking out. He is such a sweet boy.
His mother is a thoroughbred, can you tell?