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        10-29-2011, 06:57 AM
    We have 300 days of sunshine, but the ground can freeze a lot so an indoor here is totally worth it. Never had access to one before but I love it.
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        10-29-2011, 09:20 AM
    Indoor all the wayy!! It's really practical and you appreciate it very much when it's pouring out, but you can still have your lesson. :)
        10-29-2011, 10:11 AM
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    We've boarded at both types. Not having one isn't that big of a deal for us. It was nice when I was starting our youngest gelding but I would rather ride outdoors even in the dead of winter. Riding inside gets boring for me. Yes I could set up different things but I like seeing different scenery.

    Which should you pick? The one that offers what you want. Convenience isn't always the best.
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        10-29-2011, 06:41 PM
    As we head into winter, I'm actually debating moving my boy for 1 or 2 months when the ground is solid ice. We don't have an indoor, so we're pretty much unridable January - March.
    It would cost me double board to move him for those months (I don't want to give up our current place, because I absolutely love it the other 9-10 months of the year, and it's also a whole lot closer than the place I'm looking at with the indoor - so I'd have to keep paying to hold my place). But I'm thinking it might be worth it to me this year.
        10-30-2011, 07:19 PM
    If you plan to ride a lot in the winter, then yes, it's absolutely worth it. Especially since it looks like you live in NJ - obviously I don't have to tell you that winter weather is no treat. I know a lot of people cut waaaaay back on riding in the winter because they're cold. I can't imagine doing that, but I guess if you did, you may not need an indoor. LOL

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