Do you know what you would do if you had to move your family and horses to a new farm? Today’s episode Adventuresses on the move share that exact story. Stay tuned as EQA 186 takes us through the highs and lows of moving to a new farm! Heather is chatting with fellow Adventuress Kari who had to move. Kari shares with us the process of having to find a new place in a short window of time, how to prioritize what they needed, and how lucky they were to find a piece of paradise. They also discuss getting the new place horse ready, and how she found new adventures in her new locations, and a few other fun facts. Enjoy!
Adventuresses on the Move
When you have lived in the same place for 18 years its a big change to move. Especially when your dealing with tight timelines. In today’s podcast kari shared with us some tips on how they handled the big move. Some advice she shared was make a dream list, what you must have and what would be great if you could find it.
A special tip was to make sure you have some crossover time from when you get the new place to when you have to be out of your old place. This time will allow you to properly prepare for the arrival of your horses. That time allowed them to walk fence lines and make any necessary repairs, ensure watering bowls and through were ready and get a solid lay of the land. Once the horses arrived they took their time in introducing them to the property walking the fence with them to get used to the new boundaries.
Adventuresses on the Move
Being an adventuresses Kari was so excited that once they found their dream acreage the pieces started falling into place. She took on a part time job at the local feed store where she connected with many locals who advised her on great trails around the area. Kari was fortunate enough to head out on a trail ride recently where she got to see up close and personal a small herd of wild horses. Here she learned that her fire breathing dragon she was riding was a little scaredy cat and hid behind one of the other riders who was on an old chestnut mare. This mare pinned her earts and told that wild stallion to back off! Moral of that story no one messes with an old chestnut mare!
Kari Beermann (Canada)
Don’t forget to check out the resources section in this article!
- Walking Fence lines
- Making your dream list
- Use your local references
- Stud piling
Thank you for tuning in and happy trails!
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