Sunday, November 17, 2013

Reconnecting With Friends

In my opinion one of the hardest things about moving barns is leaving behind the friendships that have been created with barn mates. Of course I always mean to keep in touch but life gets busy and the time that would have been spent with those friends is spent with new barn rats mates.

So I was really delighted to grab a coffee tonight with Devon, a friend from my Blackhound days. I'm sure we would have gotten together eventually but the date was spurred on by the brand new horse she recently bought!

Barn Buddies come in all shapes and sizes, old and young, all at different places in their lives. I appreciate my friendship with Devon so much because we're so similar. Both married but without kids, both with husbands who marginally support our horse habits (meaning they love us- not necessarily our horses), we're both working hard at developing our careers, and of course- we're finally horse owners!

We had such fun chatting about barn happenings, the challenges of sneaking out of work early to go to the Menlo show,  and of cutting back on our coffee shop addictions to help scrimp towards show budgets (as if).

Can't wait to make a stop by Blackhound next week to meet Sophie!
Devon & Sophie


  1. So lucky to count you as a friend, Emily!

  2. Aw sounds like a great coffee date! :)

    1. I hope I don't come off as a stalker but I saw in your instagram pics that it looks like you are at Robertson in the covered arena, are you in the Bay Area? I live in Livermore ha!

    2. Not stalker-ish in the slightest Karley! Good eye! My barn, KMT, runs schooling shows at Shiloh West and Roberston in the summer! The barn is in Castro Valley- but my husband and I live in Oakland and he works out at the Livermore Labs! What a fun call out! Perhaps we can connect in person sometime soon!

    3. Oh! I have seen the show series that KMT does but never been to any of them .. I ride/live/work in Livermore. I ride at Windmill Ranch :)

      What a small world!! I'd love to meet you some time in real life :) Shoot me an email Karley.hall at gmail dot com :)

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