Thursday Doors

There are so many great doors. These are some of my favorites – horse stall doors. When I went to the UNH Macfarlane Greenhouse open house last week, I was across the road from the UNH horse barns. So, I made sure I had enough time to stop over and see the current residents.

HorseCollageThe UNH students enrolled in the Equine Program board their horses there along with some others that stay year round. Each stall has its own door that slides on a barn door rail system.

Normally, I can walk all around and would be able to take as many photos as I wanted, but that day was a busy one. The stalls were being cleaned, walkway being raked, horses were being saddled up, and there were already a lot of riders and horses out.

We have stalls in our barn, but no beautiful sliding doors on them. They do have character left by the horses that lived there during its 175 year history –  teeth marks on the wood. 🙂

A barn, barn door, stall door, horse – they all cause my pulse to quicken. Happy Thursday to you as we have another winter meets spring day here in New Hampshire.

Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, April 7, 2016.

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30 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. KerryCan says:

    That’s a beautiful stable! In addition to the look, I love the smell of a stable–I have it in my head now, after seeing your photos!

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  2. Beautiful horses and rider too!

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  3. pagedogs says:

    There’s something heartening about seeing land-grant colleges that retain strong agriculture programs, with beautiful barns and greenhouses. And those are some sweet horse stalls!

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    I don’t blame you for getting excited. Doors aside, just being in and around those beautiful animals would tick-up anyone’s pulse. I love sliding barn doors. Big heavy and yet moving things. It always makes me smile. Good choices, Judy!

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  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    Any door post that has horses in it will get me excited too, they’re such noble creatures.
    Thanks for the smiles Judy 🙂

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  6. Laurie Graves says:

    Oh, yes! Wonderful doors and a wonderful stable. Airy and clean. Just right for the horses.

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  7. Geert Smits says:

    I love horses. I love doors. That’s a lot of love if you combine them 🙂

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  8. Joyce says:

    So heartwarming to see such respect for and attentive care of animals. Wonderful program. I’m glad you are allowed to just stroll in and take pictures! Beautiful!

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    • This is a fabulous barn. It is in great repair, full of handsome horses, friendly young people, and it is open to the public due to our tax dollars being at work for the university. The grandkids loved to visit when they were little, and I still go back whenever I’m in the area.


  9. Eliza Waters says:

    I love visiting stables with all their pungent smells. I am fond of work horses and one of these days I’m going to get to the Blue Star work horse sanctuary in Palmer MA

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  10. Thank you for sharing this! Odd as it may seem, visiting such a spot is on my (not really a bucket list) bucket list. The idea of the regal steeds in their stalls seems quite magical and powerful to me. (As long as the place doesn’t stink… too much).

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  11. jesh stg says:

    Always fun to visit where the horses live -each with their own personality! Fancy to have sliding doors:)

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  12. Beautiful images for the challenge, Judy. 🙂

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  13. treadway says:

    I so would love to walk around there!

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    • Yes, I think you would. It is a wonderful place with an ‘open to the public’ sign on the door, parking available, and then the handsome horses and the friendly young people (mostly ladies). It is as clean a barn as I’ve ever seen, and it just makes you smile. 🙂


  14. reocochran says:

    Judy, I think sliding doors may be nice but the true history and character of your barn doors comes from the horses. (And their teeth or “chew markings”) They are the best part or the heart of the barn. ❤

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  15. reocochran says:

    Judy, my post was Thursday’s Doors ~January 28, 2016: Country Roads, Lazy Man’s Rest, two views. You would think I could give you a link but I use my cell phone to blog. Links are not as easy to get to show up.
    I still don’t link directly to Norm but we “visit” each other! 🙂

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  16. Nancy says:

    What a beautiful stable! And a great entry for Thursday Doors!
    And the horse is spectacular!

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  17. Great idea, I think that’s a first but Norm is the only one who could confirm that for sure!

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  18. Grandma Kc says:

    What a wonderful place to go and wonder around. I miss being around horses and being able to ride. Oh and very pretty doors, too!

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  19. I think I might have killed someone to be part of an equine program in college … or anywhere else. I still love horses, even though I can’t ride.

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    • I’m with you. We actually had horses when our daughter was younger – pure bliss. Even at this mature age, I’d love to have one even if I couldn’t ride, Tthat old saying, ‘hay burner’, does impact the budget and the decision making process. Too bad. 🙂


  20. itsjusttoni says:

    Oh my gosh! I have never heard of Thursday doors until today! I thought I was the only one obsessed with doors! I have photographed doors (not to mention other architectural details) all of the time in my travels! By the way, before I forget, thanks for visiting my blog (or I would have never discovered this!)!

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