We’ve added some new accommodations to the ranch. No, we haven’t expanded our capacity for people. We’ve expanded it for horses! After several years learning how the beautiful indoor arena fits into our winter program at the resort, we are finding that we need the ability to house more horses indoors. So, this fall, we took on a project inside the indoor arena, adding 9 more stalls. This will allow us to keep more training horses in the arena, so we can be working on improving our herd more consistently. This will improve the guest experience at the ranch, both for winter vacations and summer dude ranch stays.
While the stalls have been built, we also re-did the insulation in the arena. Lesson learned the hard way, traditional insulation does not work in a humid environment like an indoor arena. So, that insulation was pulled out and we applied spray insulation. This should help reduce the energy required to heat the arena in the future, and takes away any potential mold issues.
Terry and the wranglers are anxiously waiting for the project to be finished so they may start riding the horses inside again. The snow covered outdoor arena doesn’t quite do the trick this time of year! The snow is piling up, and we are gearing up for the start of our winter season at our all-inclusive Colorado resort.