Nearly 4 years ago, I posted the announcement that May and I were moving to Kentucky (with the now-husband). Over the last four years, we have made friends, been on some awesome adventures, and really fell in love with Kentucky. I got to ride at the Kentucky Horse Park (in a tutu), watch the horses gallop around the KY3DE, and splashed through the head of the lake myself.
But life moves on and continues to evolve. So I am excited to announce our next great adventure.
More specifically, the Inland Empire to the east of Los Angeles. Fun fact, I have never been to California, but the area is fairly close to several eventing venues (Twin Rivers, Galway Downs, etc). So I figure it’s fine?
I know horse keeping is a lot different there than in KY. Let’s be honest though, acres of luscious KY grass is GREAT for a thoroughbred and a bit dangerous for May. Obviously, I am concerned about the lack of turnout, but honestly, I think we will figure it out.
I would love to find a place for her with great care, some turnout (I KNOW), and trails, as I plan on getting a trailer and being able to haul out to lessons. But… that’s about as far as I have gotten. So California people – FILL ME IN? Facebook groups for the area? Recommendations for training/boarding?
Seriously, I will take any and all tips I can get. Either way, the plan would be for me to move first and for May to follow in a month or so. We had a great experience with Brook Ledge from NJ to KY, so I plan on using them again for this trip. Hauling in the summer like this isn’t ideal (another reason to not move her in Mid-August), but she has always hauled well.
Out of all the stressful pieces of this trip, I am somehow lease stressed about moving her (but INCREDIBLY stressed about finding the right place for her… and fires…)
Oh and… in case you are keeping track, this means I have moved May a total of more than 2,800 miles. Sorry girl. I promise there are cookies in California.