It’s kind of special to live in Texas where we can have horses at home if we live on one acre of land — even in the city limits! Of course, not many of us have one acre lots. That’s why you need to check out The Bridges at Preston Crossings. It may be a little bit of a drive north of Dallas — located in Gunter, love the name — but when you get up there you are home and free and in the country. Go ahead, inhale that fresh country air!

What’s that you smell? Um, yes, horses. Here’s what makes BlueGreen Community’s The Bridges so darn special and gives it an edge over other communities: a first class equestrian center for all homeowners right in your backyard. In fact, this Saturday, May 14th the Bridges celebrates the grand opening of the brand-spanking new Bridges Equestrian Center. If you are house hunting, pop on up for the official first opening of the stable doors of this first-class facility. Open the doors, let the horse out! The center will be offering boarding, lessons, riding and private events.

Once the playground for international polo players and Dallas’ elite, The Bridges Equestrian Center is now the perfect paradise for horse and riding enthusiasts. Guests of the Grand Opening celebration will enjoy the opportunity to tour the community, as well as the equestrian center’s three premium barns for boarding, indoor riding area, lighted outdoor arena with grandstands, boarder’s lounge, and miles of groomed, wooded trails.

Now if I didn’t have THEE WEDDING of the decade to go to — yes, Kari Schlegel of Allie Beth Allman is getting married on Saturday, I’d be up there boots in hand. So maybe on Sunday, Mother’s Day.

See, if mom likes to ride, every day would be Mother’s Day at The Bridges!

WHAT: Bridges Equestrian Center Grand Opening

WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Bridges at Preston Crossings

17970 FM 121

Gunter, Texas 75078

Click yourself on over to the right side of this blog and subscribe to by email. I’m working on what I call Grown-Up Sleepovers at select second home communities. (This time, you don’t have to sneak in the booze.) I’ve always had these wild ideas about marketing real estate and homes, which is why I’m having a blast trying them out right here. Here’s one of my wackier ideas: I think you should be able to try out a house. You try on clothes before you buy them, but we walk into a home and peak into the closets and maybe go back a few times but do we really know how that house feels on us? And then we buy it for way more than a suit and then it’s non-returnable! Bad deal! Pay several hundred thousand for a home you’ve never slept in?¬† Let’s say you are thinking about moving into the suburbs, to a gorgeous place like The Bridges at Preston Crossing. Or St. James Park. You are stressing a bit about the commute — well, go up there for a few days and live and TRY the commute!

While I convince the developers, you go sign up for our blog newsletter so we can keep you posted on all the parties, free booze, and Sleepovers we will be offering in the near future. You’ll also hear about real estate listings and hip pockets before they hit the market.

And if I really get wacky, I may even tell you what’s in the secret sauce!