How is Jac doing with the move to Texas?

07 Mar

Does Jac like Texas? It sure looks like it.

HIs first day was exciting. He was shocked when a group of horses came wandering down the road and stopped by to say, “Hi.” The way the stall barn is designed is GENIUS! Mike designed it and I will have to do more photos but basically the horse have large stalls that open into runs. The cool part is that the back wall of the stall completely opens into the run, or completely shuts them into a stall. Also the ‘run’ has an overhang. Photos of that later.

Jac visiting the roaming horses

Yesterday, I went to ride and Jac was out in his run sleeping in the sun. I put the halter on but he was just content to sleep. Eventually he consented to a ride…he was very relaxed. Jesse video taped it and I will post it in the future.

sleepy Jac

I still really enjoy the ‘horse wildlife preserve’ feeling around her. Will all 200 plus acres fenced it is neat to go ride and find horses. It is also just plain fun to see what horses with the freedom to roam do. Trying to sneak into the barn is always high on their list of activities…this still surprises Jac when they do get in, lol.

Below is a video of what we frequently find when we come home. It was just getting dark and we came around a corner in the drive and…well, hit rush hour traffic in the driveway!


Posted by on March 7, 2014 in Life, Video


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12 responses to “How is Jac doing with the move to Texas?

  1. Heather

    March 7, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    That is how my set up is and I love it !!! I describe it as a stall/run in combo lol My horses can go from stall to small fenced in area or I open a gate and they have access to the pasture field. Which is nice if a storm hits while I am away they each know their own stall and go in….I personally just feel that horses aren’t meant to be locked in a stall and always worry about injuries from stalling…. So I only stall for illness…. Also cuts down the amount of poo you have to shovel lol I had a rescue that I had to stall 24/7 and I was like geesh this is a lot of poo…..

  2. kshai1715

    March 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I’m surprised the snow… that is Texas, right?!

  3. ingridl999

    March 7, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Sounds like horse heaven!!

  4. Lesia Lowe

    March 7, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Hee Hee…… look at him stretching that neck out to say: “wanna nip??? I’m pretty good at it” …..
    toooo funny!

  5. Melody Tooke

    March 7, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Welcome to the real South. This is how our horses have lived for years. You’ll find we need to create shade not heat. The horses are much happier with this lifestyle. We also tend to do night riding to take advantage of the coolest temps.

  6. Jackie

    March 8, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Do all the horses that roam on the 200 acres get hoof trimmings; daily grain ; vet care? Or are they truly left as wild? Its very cool … its like my dreams as a child to just go out into the wild and find my own horse. 🙂

    • Stacy

      March 8, 2014 at 9:59 am

      Jackie-yes, they are all cared for. It is like a horse wild life preserve where they are all cared for. So cute, the little girl who lives here went out on a 4-wheeler to find her horse…many are either young or trained and just roaming. It is really neat.

  7. Azure James

    March 11, 2014 at 9:43 am

    What’s your favorite place to live?

    • Stacy

      March 11, 2014 at 11:29 am

      Still trying to figure that out!

  8. Ron Nelson

    March 11, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    Take your time finding a good place put down Root Stacey:-) !

  9. Donna Gregoire

    March 21, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Love the Jac training videos! What horses do you have with you on your travels? Are there more photos of the barn set-up coming?

  10. Bonnie Hall

    March 21, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    I lived in Bowie for awhile and now I live a couple hours away. Would love to meet you sometime and discuss a few ideas I have for the Last Chance Corral. Thanks for spreading the word about that place, now it’s my turn.


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