Wednesday, October 21, 2009

1, 2, 3 Baby You & Me!



Darling keeps putting these movies in wide screen. It messes with my side bars!


City Boy is a great shopper of Craigslist. He finds things I never even see listed. Last week he spotted a shed for sale. Turns out it was one of those heavy plastic Costco sheds we find ourselves admiring each spring as we walk down the isles. It wasn't very old, I believe last year's model, but the owner was moving and his new home had covenants that stipulated no outside sheds or other such nonsense. And that sort of nonsense, of course, was good news to us, because City Boy talked them down to less than half of what it would cost new!

While it's not huge, it's preferable to using the tack room in my horse trailer all winter long. I've moved a saddle stand in with a couple of saddles. Note the window behind them; there's one on each side. I think I may need to hang curtains!

Darling and I found an old, wooden suitcase over at Greenhill when the former owners were cleaning the place up. They were more than happy to let it move to someone else's home so they didn't end up paying to haul it to the dump. City Boy wonders if at some time it had been a shoe shine box? Whatever it was, it's not sitting empty inside my new tack room, acting as a shelf upon which sits a folded up wool blanket and a radio which needs batteries if I'm ever going to use it.

I think I need a 3 tier saddle rack in here, and of course a place to hang bridles and halters and ropes. I tucked a chair into one of the corners. Perhaps I need a lantern? It'll be my own little cozy hideaway. Like a man cave, except without the man.

11 comments:

Mrs Mom said...

Go City Boy! Nice find. It must be fantastic to have such a good negotiator on hand there Tracey! ;)

"Man cave" pshaw. It's a MUSTANG hideout!

cdncowgirl said...

Sweet deal! Good work City Boy :)

Breathe said...

So cool! I think of it like your locker in high school. You need a bunch of pictures, gum stuck in a corner and love notes to your horse. :)

froglander said...

Nice! I would walk by those sheds at Costco and kept thinking how useful it could be to store horsey-stuff.

Tracey said...

Hahaha, Cdn...gum? Yup, that's just what I should do. And when City Boy steps inside and asks, "Hey, what's that?", I'll tell him I was patching a leak :)

PaintCrazy said...

The jumping is really coming along good! Darling is definitely getting better.

Love the shed! Never thought about looking for a used one but that's a good idea...

Shirley said...

Steve Holt! is looking pretty good over those jumps! I can see some shows in his future next summer!

Paint Girl said...

Steve Holt! and Darling are looking really good together!
What a sweet city boy! That is a pretty cool tack room. I think I almost have my OH talked into turning the tractor shed into a tack room. I am running out of space in the garage!

Tracey said...

Thanks for the kind words for Darling and Steve Holt!. I'm a bit biased, of course, so always think they look wonderful, lol!

Linda said...

I want one! My last instructor had a shed like that all decked out with her saddles, bridles, blankets. I never thought of getting one for myself! I'm going to start looking at Craigslist!

Lea and her Mustangs said...

Good work. I have an old suitcase like that that I keep all my clippers, clipper spray and stuff in. Works great.