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        02-06-2010, 12:35 AM
    I can't make up my mind...

    I am switching eventing stables and I am really not sure which one to choose!

    Stable 1 has, a heated and air conditioned 60' x 180' indoor arena.
    120' x 250' outdoor arena
    And a 20 meter x 60 meter dressage arena

    Stable 2 has, a 100' x 175' outdoor arena
    And a VERY nice cross country course

    I am leaning more toward Stable 1 but Stable 2 has very nice quality.

    Pros of Stable 1:
    All of the listed features
    Lots of students
    Experienced Horses

    Cons of Stable 1:
    Farther away
    No cross country course
    Staff is so hard to get a hold of
    Closed on Sundays (when I usually ride)

    Pros of Stable 2:
    Nicer setup
    Cross Country Course
    Experienced and Nice staff

    Cons of Stable 2:
    More Expensive
    No indoor arena
    No lessons until April

    Pictures Of Stable 1:

    Pictures of Stable 2:

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        02-06-2010, 12:38 AM
    I would miss the indoor arena, but I think I'd like Stable 2.
        02-06-2010, 12:43 AM
    Originally Posted by Plains Drifter    
    I would miss the indoor arena, but I think I'd like Stable 2.
    I'd definitely miss the indoor and that's why I'm not really leaning toward it as much plus its $60 an hour for lesson. I usually pay $40 an hour for lessons.
    They don't have lessons until April and I HAVE to ride before April, I'll die.
        02-10-2010, 05:48 PM
    Green Broke
    With Midwest winters I am all for the heated arena. If you don't ride in the winter than go for the other one although with out the arena it suprises me they are more expensive. Arena aside feed and care would be the most important factor.
        02-10-2010, 11:04 PM
    For an eventer I would pick stable 2 based on the soul reason that it has a cross country course. It's such an integral part of training I'd be willing to work around the weather/lack of indoor (chances are you'll be at a show trying to put in a stadium round in the rain and you'll be prepared!) . You can always take lessons somewhere else until April.

    I boarded for 5 years at a barn without a XC course and it's a royal pain in the butt (and expensive) to have to trailer out everytime you want to go school some jumps at another farm. It'll be nice to have it at your finger tips!

    Just think the money you save in gas can be used to pay for the more expensive lessons :)

    Plus the more experienced staff is a big + in my book, too!

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