I’m in a difficult and exciting process: I’m moving barns. Although I’m sad to leave my old barn, it’s more of a fake sad (I know, I’m terrible!). Honestly, I don’t really have much of a connection with the place. I’ve been there for about a year and I’m not getting much out of it. Plus, it’s waaaaaay too expensive for me. To save all of you the boring explanation of what’s wrong with my old barn, I will jump right ahead and tell you about my awesome new barn!
The new place does not have a lesson program (which is why I will hopefully start leasing JJ!) but they are BEYOND friendly. The location is gorgeous (imagine looking at water and sailboats as you’re riding!). Plus, the actual barn facility is fantastic. The only downfall is a pretty small indoor, but hey, at least they have one.
As of right now I am finishing up my lessons at the old barn (I buy them in packs) and will gently ease out with the honest and valid excuse of surgery. I did feel a slight twinge of guilt when I was talking to my trainer about showing after I recover. But honestly, I’m one rider and I’m sure there are many more to fill my place at the barn…
Have you ever had to experience moving barns? How did you tell your old barn that you were leaving?