Do you decorate your horse barn for fall?

fall decoratingFall is here, the weather has changed and the leaves are almost gone.

Do you decorate your barn for the fall?  I’m thinking about getting a few fall decorations for the motor home and I’m already wondering about how Christmas in a motor home will look. fall decorations for horse barn

I don’t have my own barn at the moment but I have still been enjoying the fall changes at friends places.

If you decorate post photos please!

9 Comments

  1. Elizabeth Cowling-Jones on November 2, 2014 at 9:12 am

    I had horses when i was young, my grandad taught me everything I know. I had no horses in my life for 25 years due to circumstances.. But i moved house 3 years ago. and had a little bit of land. A friend of mine gave me a 3 year old stallion and an old brood mare. Needless to day earlier this year a young colt was born. the first hours i spent with him and his mamma, and watching him grow and change, and being with him daily.. He is clever and funny, this is the one horse that I have been waiting for my whole life. this is my soul mate. i am now 50 and I now have a colt that makes me feel young again and ready to take on,life. He will teach me much, and I will learn. My arthitic body told me i would never really ride again until this little lad came along, and I know he will keep me safe and the pain goes away when i am with him… I understand your blog.. oh so well and thankyou for sharing., that special horse… there is always one in the life of a true horseman/woman..

  2. karenanita1 on November 1, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    These are beautiful memories of true horsemen, both you and your grandpa, Steve, and a wonderful tribute to a great horse. Thank you so much for giving us a glimpse into your younger days. I got my first horse at age 57 and she’s been mine for 5 years. No better friend on this earth, for sure. God bless you!

  3. katzarr on October 27, 2014 at 8:31 am

    We leave our Christmas lights up year round; Colored as well as clear white Christmas lights; helps to see down the breezeway without the big overhead lighting being on all night, as to not waste electrical moneys. (can buy more horse treats) LOL <3

  4. Steve on October 26, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Not a comment, as I have not had a barn in 40 years. I’m just a Grump (now an old one), so named by my grandpa because I was always laughing as a boy. Draft horses and riding/working horses were his stock passion. I was 12 and the only one around when a mare started to foal, so I assisted her. Now mind we had no stalls in barns (barns were for the dairy cows), but we did have a small lot seeded in lush grass for a mare to foal and our foals came mostly in April. Gramps gave me that foal, a colt. One of his Barb-Quarter horse crosses. He said raise this colt and teach him what he needs to know to earn a living and learn from him how to make yours. That colt taught me more than I ever did him. He was the smartest,most motivated horse I ever rode, ready to work and you best be, no excuses accepted. No reiner like yours, but he worked off legs, voice, and his own senses. Drop the reins and he would cut anything in front off him, need to heel a calf and he would put you exactly where you needed to be, watch the rope and oh-so-gently set the brakes so the calf hardly knew he was laying on the ground. While all the horses would come at a call, he waited every morning at the gate. Till one morning he wasn’t. Found him stretched out so peacefully gone to a better place. No torn up ground from him struggling in pain, no wounds, just like his Master called and he laid down and said ok, my work here is done. That was near fifty years ago and I still miss him. While I had some nice ones after, I never found one with his brains or ways. I miss him still. I don’t ride any longer, too many pins and screws holding me together, but if I found his twin today, I’d mount up.
    All that to say I understand your sense of loss. As an aside, Gramps didn’t care to much for official “papers”. What he wanted, and taught me, was a sound horse with some brains and a gentle way of working. We didn’t know anything (and I still don’t) about all this natural horsemanship I hear so much about. I was taught to wait for that first saddling till the horse told me he was ready. Sometimes that was a few weeks, sometimes it was months. But the result was always the same – a horse mostly smarter than you with a smooth way of moving, a kind gentle way and willing to work you to the bone.
    God bless you and yours and the critters whose owners are smart enough to consult you.

    • Lesia Lowe on October 27, 2014 at 4:24 pm

      I really enjoyed reading this Steve……… 🙂

    • Linda on November 1, 2014 at 11:26 am

      Thank you for sharing that. It was beautiful.

    • Brandon Benrhardt on November 2, 2014 at 7:58 am

      Simply a wonderful Story Steve, how fortunate you were to have a bond with a horse such as that! Hat’s off to you! Very few experience a lifetime event such as that! Peace 🙂

    • Sharon M on November 3, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Thank you, Steve.

  5. truckiebek on October 26, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Hi Stacey , how do you stop a horse from occasionally bucking ?

    Sent from my iPhone

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