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post #1 of 11 Old 03-15-2011, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Im in a pickle help

SOoo i just moved to camrose and there is NO barns in the area it sucks
i found 2 barns BUT the thing is this one barn is really nice! lovely paddocks, nice barn/arena BUT they mainly concentrate on Dressage 350 outdoor board.
The other barn has BAD paddocks(crappy fencing) no outdoor water. OK stalls.(its all indoor boarding) 400board. And there western but a good coach is there teaching jumping and she is good!

And i wanna jump more than dressage. so not sure what to do
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-15-2011, 05:39 PM
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See if the first barn will allow you to bring a jumping instructor. Learning dressage can't do anything but help, too.
The second barn has bad fencing and is more expensive; I would try the first one.
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post #3 of 11 Old 03-15-2011, 05:43 PM
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Yeah, I think I would try the first one. I would rather my horse be safe than learn to jump.

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post #4 of 11 Old 03-15-2011, 05:48 PM
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Have you looked at Hillside? They arent at Camrose...i think they are more towards Ardrossan. How far are you willing to travel?
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-15-2011, 06:21 PM
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No outside water????

Definitely first barn for this alone IMO.
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post #6 of 11 Old 03-15-2011, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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i dont wanna drive to far 20 mins at the most. Im kinda scared about the whole bad fence thing cause i cant afford a bad injury :/

Ill ask the owner of the first barn asap if she allows other trainers to come in :)
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post #7 of 11 Old 03-15-2011, 08:12 PM
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20 minutes at the most? I think most of us would feel lucky to find something no more than 20 minutes away. You need to be willing to look more than 20 minutes away if you want to find something that will work for you.
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post #8 of 11 Old 03-15-2011, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Well the thing is i have a **** job that pays crap! so if im willing to go far i will be paying more gas money AND if i want to go farther north the barns are more expensive aswell. I was willing to drive 40 min at the most but now my job cut me back hours and it sucks. So im just trying to find something under 400 for board and somewhat close.
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post #9 of 11 Old 03-16-2011, 09:21 AM
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^I can relate with the above. I have a job that is very demanding along with other commitments other than my horse (I wish that wasn't the case!), so I also need a place to be relatively close as well.

HOWEVER, there is no way i would put my horse in an unsafe boarding situation (bad fences or no water) regardless how close it was to me.

That defeats the purpose of paying good money for board IMO.
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-16-2011, 02:39 PM
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I say go with the cheaper one for now. It will help give you a better foundation for when you start jumping. Who knows, maybe in a year or so, the bad barn might have things fixed and become a good barn, then you can move. Till then stay with the better and cheaper one. It will save you money

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