Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Silver Rose Ranch

 On my last day at the barn I took pictures of the place so I could always remember it, and here they    are.
This is what you see as you enter through the gate and go up the driveway. To you r
left and right are large paddocks, and once you pass them the arena lies on the right. You can see a bit of it  in the middle right. 
This is the paddock to the left of the driveway.
This is the lawn next the paddock I pointed out, across the driveway from the arena. To the left of the barn is the round pen and hay barn, and beyond the round pen is the winter arena(far left).
A closer look at the winter arena, which they used because it didn't flood.
A closer look at the round pen, which is close to the leftmost entrance of the barn. Notice part of the winter arena to the right. Beyond all this is the large track I sometimes cooled out on.
The arena entrance, just across from the barn.
The rest of the arena.

The lawn where parents and others watch at.

The wash racks(hard to see unless you enlarge) across the path to the right of the hitching posts. The path is the one I follow around the barn and rounds the corner, crosses the bridge, and runs parallel to the fence in the picture, then makes a left turn past Chester's paddock after passing two large ones on the left.
If head left after going down the driveway, the round the corner of the barn , you see this: the hay barn, and the turnout for the small paddocks. This is the way I went to get Chester. If I follow this path, past the hay barn and paddocks, and head right, I would reach Chester's paddock and those of several others, which would be on my left.

The small stall-size paddocks(not sure what to call them), which have turnout behind them.  These are the ones by the tree in the picture above this one.

If you enter the barn and head to the middle where the cross ties, you reach a small open area  where there are entrances to tack rooms and a table. At the very back of the, adjacent to this area, is a large opening, which leads to this breezeway that goes between several large paddocks and the turnout to the small outdoor stalls. this was one quick way to reach Chester's paddock and the ones next to it. The paddocks to the right are the next to thrones I passed when taking the path around the barn.
Further down the breezeway. To the right is where the path comes out on, and just ahead are paddocks. Chester's was just to the left, slightly cut out in this pick.
Chester's was ahead and one to the left.

The two next to Chester's.

Finally, leaving the barn one last time. 
 Turn left and you head past theses stalls again. Keep going and you reach the barn at the entrance to the left( if you are facing the front). I hope you enjoyed looking back at the place with me and that you weren't confused by how I explained everything. 


  1. nice pictures - i hope these good memories stay with you for a long time! i still remember & cherish all the little details from where i learned to ride

  2. It certainly was a nice place and gave you a great start :-)

  3. I hope the facility continues to be used for horses and is well taken care of. Sometimes I drive by the facility I rode at when I was a kid, and even though much has changed, I like that it is still a horse boarding facility.

    1. I hope so too! I think someone said a barrel racing might have bought it but I don't know so sure.


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