Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Horse Yard





It's finally finished...................  Our son and DIL have just had the finishing touches added to the round horse yard we all built late last year.  I thought readers might like to see how it has scrubbed up!!  I think they [we] all did a fantastic job for 'bush carpenters'.  It wasn't easy as each rail angle had to be measured and cut fairly precisely prior to 'Dad' doing his thing with the welder.

The rubber matting around the lower half is to prevent injuries to horses' legs.  And, of course the sand is probably there to prevent our DIL if she happens to have a fall.............  She's a very accomplished horsewoman, but as we all know, working with animals is never easy.  They had a man with a little Bobcat machine spread the sand.

They are quite proud of it, a very sturdy yard indeed.  Now, all we need is for them to breed or buy another Black Caviar [one of Australia current front runners], and those galvanized posts/rails can be gold plated..........LOL...

Thanks for always showing so much interest in all aspects of my life. 

10 comments:

Katherine said...

Looks great Linda. Nothing like handmade even if it is a steele horse yard LOL.

Robin Mac said...

The yards look very professional Linda, you have all done an excellent job. You malign Black Caviar though - surely she is THE current Australian front runner! I hope your DIL doesn't have to test out the protective rubber matting. Cheers

embracingitall said...

Looks all very professional! What my girl Scarlettt wouldn't do for a horse (secretly, nor would I!). I feel the horsey gene runs deep in my family. I'm sure your daughter-in-law must love her round yard. Jacinta

embracingitall said...

Opps, Scarlett is not meant to have 3 't's'. J

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Linda, You all did a fantastic job. It looks great and I am sure it will get lots of use. Hugs Judy

Soonymary said...

looks fabulous Linda! A Black Caviar would solve lots of life's little problems...think of all the art & craft supplies not to mention a wonderful studio!

Karyn said...

I think for a pack of 'bush carpenters' the yard has come up a treat. Not sure about the sand; I still wouldn't want to be thrown off a horse!!LOL!!
The rubber is a great idea though.

Juliettecherry said...

What a great job. Despite all the hard work, there is something very special when you have built it yourself. It looks good, just a thought, what a wonderful sandpit!! Looking forward to seeing it again with horse/s in it.

Jen said...

What a great job,the carpenters would have great job satisfaction from building the round horse yard. My husband would like to tackle a job like that.
I think a Black Caviar would look good in there having a roll in the sand.

DIAN said...

Linda, I know this took lots of time as well as skill. It has turned out really well. Lucky family to have such willing tradies to help.