How far is too far to drive to your(A ) barn? - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 42 Old 07-03-2011, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: pa
Posts: 105
• Horses: 2
How far is too far to drive to your(A ) barn?

Just wondering what you all would concider too far away to board? 30 min,1hour etc....? What would make it worth it for you?

Angels do exist,but since they sometimes dont have wings,we call them FRIENDS.
DWStables is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 42 Old 07-03-2011, 10:51 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,610
• Horses: 1
More than 15 minutes would be a deal breaker for me.
Posted via Mobile Device
cakemom is offline  
post #3 of 42 Old 07-03-2011, 11:01 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: NY
Posts: 753
• Horses: 0
I don't like my horses to be over 15 minutes away. This past winter we ended up moving them 40 minutes away so they would be turned out while we rarely saw them. It definitely sucked but...they had a great winter! Now they are about 10 minutes away and I couldn't be happier. I couldn't imagine having them any further away now I love going to see them everyday.

passion is when you put more energy into something than is required to do it. it is more than just enthusiasm or excitement, passion is ambition that is materialized into action to put as much heart, mind, body and soul into something as is possible. // <3 starlite - dream - lady - georgia
kmdstar is offline  
post #4 of 42 Old 07-03-2011, 11:24 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 2,009
• Horses: 0
In my case, it depends on a matter of convenience. I could have my horse as close as 20 minutes away, but I work an hour from my house. I wanted something in between work and home so that it was fairly equidistant from either place. I chose a place 30 minutes from home and 35 minutes from work. It's a few minutes off I-75 and almost exactly in the middle for me. Before my horse and I both moved, I lived 12-15 minutes from the barn. I liked that and would love to one day get back to that.

The wind of heaven is that which blows between a horse's ears. ~Arabian Proverb
SEAmom is offline  
post #5 of 42 Old 07-03-2011, 06:52 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: US
Posts: 238
• Horses: 1
wow 15 minutes? You guys are lucky! I wish I had a barn that close to me, I drive around 25-30 minutes depending on traffic but I would put up with driving more, up to an hour probably.
zurmdahl is offline  
post #6 of 42 Old 07-03-2011, 07:29 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Western US
Posts: 370
• Horses: 1
I can get to my barn in 25 minutes if I go early in the morning and don't hit too many traffic lights. If I leave work early, 45 minutes (I live close to work, so about the same, but I usually go straight from work on weekdays). If I leave work at a normal time, close to 1 hour.
It's the closest decent barn to me (I know of two closer, but one is self-care which I can't commit to working 50+ hour weeks, and the other is too expensive and doesn't have any trails), so my only alternative is to move out there and drive that hour to work every day instead. Either way, I have to drive it, so for now I stay near work.

If they ever sell to development (which probably will happen someday), I'll have another 15-20 or so additional minutes to the next decent barns.

I miss the days when I had a 15 second walk from my front door to the horse pen :(
Shenandoah is offline  
post #7 of 42 Old 07-03-2011, 07:32 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 257
• Horses: 0
We currently drive about 1 hour to get to our barn, but the leasing situation is ideal and it's very close to large trails. We found another place that's about a 1/2 hour away that we are going to move to but the lease will be pricier. Personally I think 1 hour is a little much but it all depends on location. If you live in the city you're probably going to have to get a barn an hour or more away, but if you live in a rural area your barn might be next door.
cfralic is offline  
post #8 of 42 Old 07-03-2011, 09:33 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 573
• Horses: 0
30 min is the max for me, anything more and it affects how often I am able to ride. During the summer, I moved with my trainer to a barn about an hour a way, and I was only out there twice a week because I had to find the time to be away from home for 4 hours. The barn that I boarded at ( before moving my horses home) was about 20min away, and even then it was difficult to get out there before closing.

" If the entire world was one big machine, I couldn't be an extra part. I had to be here for some reason." ~ Hugo Cabret
Lonannuniel is offline  
post #9 of 42 Old 07-03-2011, 10:48 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: IN
Posts: 780
• Horses: 2
Since I'm used to the barn being 5 minutes away from my house, or living on the same property as the barn, anything more then 30 minutes away would seem unreasonable to me, no matter how nice the barn was.

"He doth nothing but talk of his horses."
~William Shakespeare
IslandWave is offline  
post #10 of 42 Old 07-03-2011, 11:12 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 2,348
• Horses: 1
15 minutes is tops for me. I live in a city with tons of barns though, so I guess I'm lucky that way.
Carleen is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
If You Drive (horses)... BackInTheSaddleAgain Draft Horses 0 02-14-2011 03:40 PM
how far would you drive? Angel_Leaguer Horse Shows 7 09-11-2009 03:23 PM
How far did you drive? Lucara Horse Talk 21 08-29-2009 04:32 PM
Got to drive! StormyBlues Driving 3 08-03-2009 02:25 PM
does anyone drive? englishcowgrl Horse Talk 6 11-18-2008 07:55 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome