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Final Preparations of the Horse Farm

 

Final Preparations of the Horse Farm

 

The long term unwanted tenants were finally evicted from the horse property (at least I hoped they were).  It was time to tackle the next project on hand: the run-in shed.

 

Before I go any further, let me explain to you what this run-in shed looked like.  It was three sided with two closed sides and two open sides.  The open long side had what looked like a feeding trough.  This building was not put together very well.  It seemed like it was slapped together quickly.  My horses needed shelter to before coming home and there was not enough time to build a new barn or run-in shed.  Time was ticking away.  We had to figure out what to do.  We decided to give some TLC to this run-in shed and add an extension to store some hay.  

 

We started out by cleaning out the shed.  It was amazing as to what we found: glass bottles from back in the 40's, old horse shoes, parts of leather from old bridles and harnesses, etc.  There was so much junk there that I couldn't believe the previous owner's horses lived here.

 

The next step was to tear out the feed trough (which was located on the long side of the shed).  This opened that side completely, and we closed in the open short side.  We then put in a wall and a gate at the one end of the shed for a feed storage area.  In the back of the shed, we added an extension large enough to store 10-15 bales of hay.  The shed didn't look so bad after completion of our work.

 

We now needed electricity and water in the barn area.  There was electric already on the property on a pole by the paddock area.  The electric just had to be run to the shed and the water spigot, which we were installing along with a stock tank.  We hired an electrician to do the electrical work.  The water we took care of ourselves.  

 

It was starting to look like a farm.  It was now time to bring the horses home.  

Brigita McKelvie is a REALTOR®  (Pennsylvania License #RS297130) with Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, specializing in rural and horse properties and farms in Eastern Pennsylvania.  She has an e-Pro® (Certified Internet Expert) certification and a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation.  

Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR

Pennsylvania License #RS297130

Rural and Horse Properties and Farms

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsBrigita McKelvie, Associate Broker • February 12 2018 02:28PM

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Glad to hear things are turning around. Takes a lot of passion and dedication. I'm sure the horses are going to love it. 

Posted by Paul Antonelli, Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty (Antonelli Realty) 9 months ago

Good morning Brigita - sounds like it is beginning to be home for the horses.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 9 months ago

I cant wait to hear/see how they like their home...they are so lucky to have you!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) 9 months ago

Sounds like a lot of work, Brigita.  Hope it all comes together.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 9 months ago

Good morning, Paul!

Yes, there is lots of work and preparation involved, even adventures.  Stay tuned for more.  You'll enjoy reading the next one.

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) 9 months ago

Good morning, Grant!

Yes, it is turning into a home for the horses.

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) 9 months ago

Good morning, Kristin!

There is so much more to this story.

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) 9 months ago

Good morning, Gabe!

Owning a property and horses is work, but I don't consider it work because it is my passion.  It does come together and it is well worth it.  There will be more to come to the story.

Brigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) 9 months ago

Sounds a lot of work, but well worth it for the results from the sound of it.

Posted by Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 9 months ago

Good morning, Nick & Trudy!

It is definitely well worth the hard work.  

Berigita

Posted by Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker, The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around (Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd.) 9 months ago

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