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.