Hello friends, today I am joining my fellow bloggers for a Barn Chick's Blog Party via Karen at Brayton Homestead Interiors blog. The idea is take photos of local barns, add any stories they might have and all link up here on Aug.6, 2010
I live in horse country and my home is pretty much surrounded by many great barns and fabulous horses.
The historic estate directly behind my home, Hunting Ridge, is owned by two lovely sisters, Tootie and Bland. Tootie lives in the older original country manor house and Bland has built a lovely home on the opposite corner of the acreage.
On this property is the barn I have chosen to spotlight for the Barn Chicks Blog Party.
This spacious barn is home to one very special horse..let's get a closer look inside, shall we?
I forgot to ask Bland about these horseshoes that were imbedded in the threshold cement, but I have a feeling they used to belong to this handsome guy...........
Meet the other 'man' in my life...Bengy! Isn't he just so very good looking? Bengy is the most good natured horse you ever want to meet, he is a doll. He was happy to see me or maybe it was the carrot I had brought for him to snack on. Bengy is a lucky horse, he has this whole barn to himself.
I think he should have a star over his name...like a Hollywood star :-)
Meet Bland, Bengy's #1 lady in his life. They have been a family for many years and hope to be for many more. Bland and Bengy past my home every morning during his daily ride.
Jusy look at this great little barn Bland built. I think I counted four stalls..Bengy can have sleepovers!
I wonder what horses do for fun on a sleepover? They probably watch movies like Flicka or Black Beauty..he..he
Bengy has a great tack room filled with antique and vintage accessories. The five bridle holders on the wall belonged to Bland's father and date back to the 1920's
The two wall mounted saddle holder also date back almost 90 years..how awesome is that?
and yes..Bengy has won his share of trail ride ribbons.
Don't you love the classic look of worn leather riding boots?
Before we leave the barn, I had to show you this last photo. As I was leaving, I turned to say good-bye to Bengy and snapped this photo of him catching a cool breeze from his personal fan...too funny. He is one smart horse!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my neighbor's barn (thank you Bland) and meeting Bengy...ya'll come back now!
Until next time..be kind and stay creative.
Be sure to check out the other wonderful barns (here)
Be sure to visit The RikRak Studio Blog to have a chance to win one of my aprons in a wonderful Giveaway!