My horse is probably going to move into my back yard... - Page 5 - The Horse Forum

 7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #41 of 49 Old 03-29-2012, 08:42 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: SW Ohio
Posts: 2,042
• Horses: 0
iride, I was just going to make a similar point. I may get 18-20mpg, but I have 4wd, don't get stuck in the snow...ever, clear must road hazards without scraping, can see ahead in traffic, and have more space inside.

Im starting to look for a new car, but it won't be any smaller than a Chevy Equinox and will still have 4wd or awd. It will get better gas mileage than my Jeep, though. I'm sad to do it, but at almost $700/month in gas, I can't have peace of mind driving my Jeep anymore.
Posted via Mobile Device
SEAmom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #42 of 49 Old 03-29-2012, 08:46 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
Posts: 1,606
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe4d View Post
And your European countries are the size of our states, Because of the small close together areas there are decent public mass transit alternatives.
You're generalising a little. True, the UK is smaller than the US. Not True that there are always decent public mass transit alternatives.

I live in a small village in the middle of Shropshire. My approximate travelling distances are:-

Village with Fuel station and not much else - 8 miles
Small town with Dentist and small grocery shops - 8 miles
Town with supermarket - 12 miles
City with Department Stores - 25 miles

The public transport that serves my village is a bus that comes twice a week.

Yes, it is my choice to live here.
I wasn't asking for sympathy in my original post, I was merely joining in sharing fuel prices.

Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.
Shropshirerosie is offline  
post #43 of 49 Old 03-29-2012, 09:38 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Watertown, MN
Posts: 5,540
• Horses: 3
Right with you on that FlyGap. I had a little Mazda 323 and it took me like $10 to fill up the tank. I maybe filled up twice a week if I was driving a ton?
MN Tigerstripes is offline  
post #44 of 49 Old 03-29-2012, 10:45 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Surry, Va
Posts: 4,712
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shropshirerosie View Post
You're generalising a little. True, the UK is smaller than the US. Not True that there are always decent public mass transit alternatives.

I live in a small village in the middle of Shropshire. My approximate travelling distances are:-

Village with Fuel station and not much else - 8 miles
Small town with Dentist and small grocery shops - 8 miles
Town with supermarket - 12 miles
City with Department Stores - 25 miles

The public transport that serves my village is a bus that comes twice a week.

Yes, it is my choice to live here.
I wasn't asking for sympathy in my original post, I was merely joining in sharing fuel prices.
I live in VA a fairly developed state, I am sure it is much different in western states,
Town with gas station 12 miles
Town with grocery, 35 miles
Bigger city, either 40 miles or a 20 minute ferry ride and about 20 miles. Either way bout 45 minutes. Quite a few of us in the US, especially with horses live in rural areas with hour plus commutes to work and shopping. Granted it's our own fault. We could all live in cities but it isnt really our way. The auto and cheap gas built a big part of our society and way of life. Times they are a changing.
I drove front wheel drive cars all over upstate NY , never had snow issues. Granted I never left paved roads. I also picture a car, as opposed to a truck or large SUV, when I hear the term car. My bad. But I see lots and lots of commuters driving by themselves with no cargo large heavy trucks, SUV's and large cars. Id be willing to bet those 22 mpg vehicles you mention spend most of thier miles without those 6 people, full of cargo or pulling a trailer. I only commute 8 miles and luckily work a 4 -11hr rotating shift so that cuts my expenses. But I still have a truck for farm work and a smaller fuel efficient single person passenger vehicle.

Point being over and over I see people with big heavy inefficient high horsepower vehicles using them as single passenger vehicles on paved roads. Then complain about gas prices.
Joe4d is offline  
post #45 of 49 Old 03-29-2012, 10:53 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,610
• Horses: 1
Here's a good one, one of the places my husband teaches is Shell oil. He's not allowed to drive his motorcycle to work, they are not allowed in the compound. Mind you, it's a teaching facility, not a plant....how is that justified. So, 25 miles one way, costs us $15 a day for him to teach there.
Posted via Mobile Device
cakemom is offline  
post #46 of 49 Old 03-29-2012, 10:55 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Cedarville, OH
Posts: 909
• Horses: 0
Supposed to be a nationwide strike on April 15...nobody is going to buy gas.

Horses are proof that God love's us and wants us to be happy!
Susan Crumrine is offline  
post #47 of 49 Old 03-30-2012, 01:15 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Posts: 8,318
• Horses: 0
I do ride my horse. I gave my car to my daughter who recently turned 16....and just ride my horse to nowhere in particular!

I don't drive much, I see it as a icky chore akin to waiting in line to "get there". So, one day when my daughter had her permit she asked me if she could drive...I said, "no, honey, I need the practice", she said, "really?" ......kids!

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
Missy May is offline  
post #48 of 49 Old 03-30-2012, 01:17 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: The land of Enchantment
Posts: 8,318
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by cakemom View Post
Here's a good one, one of the places my husband teaches is Shell oil. He's not allowed to drive his motorcycle to work, they are not allowed in the compound. Mind you, it's a teaching facility, not a plant....how is that justified. So, 25 miles one way, costs us $15 a day for him to teach there.
Posted via Mobile Device
How odd....they should reimburse him the difference!

There is just as much horse sense as ever, but the horses have most of it.
Missy May is offline  
post #49 of 49 Old 03-30-2012, 05:39 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,610
• Horses: 1
I agree. What if that's all we had?
Posted via Mobile Device
cakemom 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.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Preference: full-care, self-care, or in your back yard? steedaunh32 Horse Talk 16 12-29-2011 03:59 AM
Horse died at our yard...? Sarahandlola Horse Health 12 07-23-2011 05:26 PM
Back Yard Boarding? Quedeme Barn Maintenance 33 09-10-2010 06:29 AM
Cranky horse: Move forward or back out..Did I do it wrong? travlingypsy Horse Training 5 04-11-2010 08:47 PM
I think i've turned into a back yard breeder :-/ appylover31803 General Off Topic Discussion 12 04-16-2008 10:20 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