The first warm Saturday after winter - you know, when you actually feel like spending time at the barn instead of getting back to your warm car as soon as possible - always contains predictable activities for me.
- Organize my really heavy blankets, hoping I don't need them again.
- Pull my horse's mane that hasn't been done since...it was last above 50 degrees...which...at this point...is an embarrassingly long time ago.
|So much better than a few days ago, when he was still looking positively uncared for. Haha.|
- Clean out my tack locker! And this time, it got a full on reorganization, plus a new light, and a handy dandy wireless light switch (white box on the right).
For comparison, this is what it's looked like pretty much since I finished it and started using it a couple years ago:
The original intention for the built-out door was to hang saddle pads where my CWD kit and helmet are in the photo above, but it's just a tad too small for pads, so I've re-used those nails as shown here for two years. But that was before I bought this during Riding Warehouse's President's Day sale:
|Equifit Hanging Horse Boot Storage Organizer - 24 pockets|
It won't be here til later this week (so sad, I'm READY!), but it's the perfect size to fit inside that door, so I preemptively took down the extra nails, took out the shelf that normally holds boots/polos, and generally made a much better use of available space, knowing Connor's boot/polo collection (and probably some other items as well) will soon have a permanent home.