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post #1 of 8 Old 01-26-2011, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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How many of you have to trailer everytime you ride?

Right now I am 25 and still live at my parents house. I have started looking around though and getting ready to buy my own place soon. I'm looking at houses on a 10-20 acre lot for my horse pasture and will be adding a hay barn if I am not lucky enough to get a place that already has one. Here at my parents house we live on 300 acres that my grandparents own. Even though I have a horse trailer I don't have to use it unless I want to. I usually just saddle up and ride here on the place. That will be the big difference when I get my own place. Having to find a house and barn and pasture land in a price that I can afford is about all I can handle. Looking for a place that had riding land right next to it would probably be impossible. Also buying enough land to ride on is pretty much impossible. Land is very expensive and my dollars are all hard earned. My main question is what will it be like having to load my horse and drive probably 20-35 miles to get to some nice riding places everytime I want to ride? It doesn't sound too bad, but in someways it will be a lot more hassle. I don't think living on my grandparents land is going to be an option. Plus I already drive 35miles to where I work everyday so I'm planning on moving near there. I would appreciate hearing all the different situations you all deal with on going riding. How often, how easy, or how much trouble.
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post #2 of 8 Old 01-27-2011, 07:52 AM
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I just walk (trudge)though the snow to the barn and ride!I am lucky enought to have my farm surrounded by 800 acres of game lands with tons of trails
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post #3 of 8 Old 01-27-2011, 07:40 PM
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We rent my husbands grandfolks rental house. It, his folks, and grandfolks all share a driveway, basically. And its about 120-130acres between them all. Yards included. I basically have to haul out in the winter because of mud. The property is very flat & soggy all winter (but amazing in the summer) I have short limited trails that are suitable for winter riding (1 or 2 miles total). If you are good at pitching up the trailer, its not too bad. Plus, I usually tack up before I leave home. We are working on a round pen, but since we don't own it, we have to explain to grandma why we want 2 dump truck loads of sand in the middle of our pasture. (The only flat area that isn't in my front yard) lol

I only have to haul 10miles to an outdoor arena w/round pen , or 5 miles to the indoor where I used to board.

If you are getting anything more than 1 acre, why can't you ride on it? It's better than nothing! I used to just ride in our pastures when I was young. I would rather do that again than have to haul 20+miles every time I want to ride.
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post #4 of 8 Old 01-27-2011, 09:21 PM
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I have to haul if I want to get out on the trails. The closest place where I camp is about 1 1/2 - 2 hours away. My biggest hassle is hooking up the trailer. Well, that and the gas my truck guzzles while towing.

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post #5 of 8 Old 01-27-2011, 09:54 PM
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I think that would get very old, very fast.
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post #6 of 8 Old 01-27-2011, 11:56 PM
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That's funny that you use trailer as a verb too.. everyone makes fun of me for saying it when its supposed to be "hauling".. Any who..

If you buy a house with land.. hunny trust me... hooking up the trailer to go ride will be fairly low on the pain in the butt scale. Its the bills, mowing, weed eating and constant maintenance that is going to suck. Why don't you just leave your horse at your parents place and just a bad ass house instead?

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post #7 of 8 Old 01-28-2011, 12:10 AM
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Cgh.... I couldn't help myself. I see a picture of a seemingly decent looking guy riding a pretty dapple and I just had to google! A good looking guy with a good looking horse that plays the guitar (yea your youtube popped up)... I'm impressed. The girls must eat you up! Just wanted to give credit where credit is due... that and a few advilPM's didn't help either.. lol :o)

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post #8 of 8 Old 02-03-2011, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the replies! I've still been thinking about the different possibilities. I thought about leaving them at my parents house but I wouldn't be able to feed them and take care of them very good. I looked at one house that had 20 acres with it. Plus a barn, shop, and pond. The biggest reason I backed out of it is all the land is woods. Good for riding but bad for summer time feeding. (no pasture) :(
I hoping to find a spot like that though, a little land I can ride on and maybe a quiet county road I can ride down. Maybe I can find the perfect spot at some time. In the mean time, I guess I'll just keep saving $$.
Thanks starlinestables :) lol I actually have a very quiet and shy's not that attractive to the ladies. My younger brother however, it's crazy. He has to beat 'em off with a stick lol
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