New Riding Territory: aka every horse person’s fantasy

There has always been a golf course adjacent to my barn.  We used to pass along its fence line on the way to some of the trails, and the horses were quite used to golf carts zipping past on the other side of the fence, or golfers swinging their clubs.  I may have alluded to riding on it in some of my prior posts.

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As of about a year ago, the golf course has closed down, and we have been able to ride on it, thus commencing the fulfillment of every equestrian’s fantasy.

Just strolling along the golf cart path NBD
Just strolling along the golf cart path NBD

Out of respect, we have tried to limit our trotting and cantering to the actual golf cart paths so that we don’t tear up the grass.  They are crushed stonedust paths, which actually makes for excellent footing for conditioning trot and canter sets.

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Along with the paths, as typical with golf courses there are a few ponds, which of course are very pretty.  There are also benches and retaining walls, and assorted fencing, which make very fun impromptu cross country jumps (don’t ask me how I know this)

The golf clubhouse up ahead
The golf clubhouse up ahead

It feels surreal to ride on the road parts of the golf course, where the club house and buildings are, but Mabou loves everything about the golf course, especially the part where its out of the ring.

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So that’s our new riding territory, commence jealousy right about now.

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6 thoughts on “New Riding Territory: aka every horse person’s fantasy

  1. We have an un-used golf course right by our barn, and it’s amazeballs!!! We just heard that it was bought and will be put back into use soon though, so we’re very very sad about that 😦

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