Thursday, October 29, 2009

Phew...

Valley Chapel Farms

Today I drove out to Valley Chapel Farms in Valleyford, WA. It's about 15 miles from my house, partially on highway. I found them on Craigslist months ago, and wrote down their information because they were advertising board for $150/month, and I thought hmmm, if I ever lost my job I should check this place out. I actually called them when I DID lose my job but they were full. So today in the snow and sleet I made my way out there and checked it out.

Talk about pasture board. The "pasture" is acres and acres and acres taking up the entire valley of this place sectioned off into 4 gigantic pastures that 6 horses are rotated through. They have all-you-can eat grass hay and automatic waterers. Shelters in each pasture. There are smaller pastures and pens as well that are full. Most of the pens have feeders at the top, and they have a pretty steep downhill descent as the paddock area.

Jasper will LOVE the galloping space. I told the owner that I am concerned that he will lose more weight as he will not get supplements unless I'm out there. He seemed willing to work with me and that we will keep an eye on him and see how he does. There is one paddock by his house Jasper could possibly go in- it it the feeder at the top on a steep muddy hillside though so I don't know. We'll just have to see how everything works out. Right now there's still grass in the pasture, so between that and the hay, supplements when I go out there, and a blanket hopefully he'll be OK.

There is small outdoor arena, a round pen, a barn to keep tack in, and TONS of awesome cross country riding! Fields, hills, trails, and even access to Hangman Valley Creek- wouldn't that be awesome? Water training.

Moving this weekend.

4 comments:

BritnieAnn said...

So happy to hear you found a place to settle the boys!! I bet your relieved! Hope the move goes well and they settled in quickly!

Kate said...

That's really good news - it sounds like just the thing for right now! Good luck with the move!

Serena said...

AWESOME!!

allhorsestuff said...

You and I...pasture boarding our fine steeds(Though I have a glorified run in stall for feeding. I toowould be worried if I could not get Wa's supps to her..I ride hard and she has proven not to retain in the winter unless she gets all she can have hay + supps.
Your area sounds Ideal for you to ride and train in as well! Good for you! Nice price too!
I just traceclipped Wa,so I am blanketing..it is 1,200 feet and snow is visable from the barn to where I ride to at 3,000.She got really wet the other day during a ride..not soo much sweat as water from the wooded trails...then would not dry off.

Happy for you!
KK