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        07-15-2013, 02:00 PM
      #11
    Showing
    1.What state?
    Texas, specifically, the northeast corner of the panhandle.

    2.Majority of people Western/English?
    Western. Though I have seen a couple of English riders at an open show or two, I don't know any personally.

    3.Most common breed?
    Stock breeds, predominantly quarter horses, but with a healthy dose of paints thrown in. Some Appaloosas and a handfull of thoroughbreds.

    4.Average boarding price?
    This I have no idea as there are no boarding barns in my area.

    5.Most common Discipline? Least seen?
    Uhm...maybe ranch work? Trail riding? Most the folks I know either work on a ranch/feedlot or they rodeo. The folks that don't do that are just pleasure riders that plod around on the trails or around town. The least seen is pretty much anything English, but I guess the least seen western discipline in my area would probably be western pleasure.


    As for other details about my area, I'm smack in the middle of the rolling hills type terrain. No pure flat-lands, but no really big mountains/valleys. Weather is known to be bipolar and it is possible to have all 4 seasons in a single day here. The day before yesterday, the high temperature was 107...yesterday it didn't even break 75 and was rainy all day (thank God) LOL. I actually had to break out my light jacket.

    There aren't any real common tradition type things around here, just your basic farming/ranching community.
         
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        07-15-2013, 02:06 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by trailwalker    
    Lol. I guess because I am in central va there is an even mix. But the whole state is gorgeous and provides the horse nut plenty of opportunity no matter what tree they fall from. Lolol
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    This is exactly why I LOVE Virginia. I've come across quite a few people who hate it, but it's got everything. Even for non-horse people! I honestly can't think of a better place to live...as much as I hate this summer heat.
         
        07-15-2013, 02:27 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Since smrobs already beat me to tax lol

    1. New Mexico
    2. Western
    3. Stock mostly. Qh, paint, some appys and TB and a few Arabs
    4. Don't really have boarding stables/barns around. Mostly just farms and ranches that rent out empty stalls they don't use. Around $250 is what we charge
    5. Most common discipline: ranch, rodeo, and competitive trail
    Least common: anything English really. You have to go to southern NM or co to get English... I've NEVER seen dressage come to my side of the state
         
        07-15-2013, 02:53 PM
      #14
    Super Moderator
    Connecticut
    Well I'm still new here so not totally sure on a bigger scale
    There seem to be more English than western and what western horses there are seem to also ride English. The local tack stores seem to stock more English than western stuff
    Quite a few big Arabian barns around here, all round QH types, warmbloods, TB's
    Always plenty of adverts for hunter jumper & equitation competitions. Quite a few dressage competitions. The Arabians are very into saddleseat competitions
    A few places are starting to introduce western and cowboy dressage and trail riding/agility type competitions
    There was a survey a while ago that showed that most people kept their horses at home. When I was looking at the costs of full board it averaged at about $900 a month
    The weather - its a no win I think, Cold winters with snow on the ground from at least the end of December through to March and then it heats up gradually into the 90's but can still be wet so very humid
    Lots and lots of trees = lots and lots of biting bugs
         
        07-15-2013, 03:31 PM
      #15
    Trained
    1.What state? Arkansas
    2.Majority of people Western/English? Western, growing English community.
    3.Most common breed? QH, TB, TWH, and lots of Grades.
    4.Average boarding price? Boarding is few and faaarrrr between! $300
    5.Most common Discipline? Least seen?
    Western and lots of Trail Riding, least for sure would be Dressage, Fox Hunting,and Polo.

    Horses here are generally hardy, they have to be able to take intense heat and humidity then switch rapidly to cold conditions. (In the fall it can be 100 one day, freezing the next.)
         
        07-15-2013, 03:51 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by mangomelon    
    State: Oregon (Portland)
    Most people ride English.
    I think the most common breed is a TB or part TB; rhere are quite a few QH as well
    Boarding price: $400 or so for full care. A lot more if its a fancy show barn
    Most common discipline is jumping or eventing. Not a l ot of western stuff where I am. If people do ride western its like trail riding or gaming and stuff. It seems like all the people who compete ride English.
    I see a major flaw in this kind of survey and I want to use the above as an example of why. I live in Salem, OR about an hour south of Portland where the above responder is from. Prior to moving to Salem I lived in Beaverton which is just outside of Portland.

    Stable care ranges from roughly 130 a month for partial care up to 600 for full in Salem. In the Beaverton I saw 170 for partial up to 800 for full.

    In Salem the most common horse I see is the QH while when I lived up north it was a pretty good mix of everything.

    In Salem I mostly see western with some English. In Beaverton it was a closer split but still more western than English.

    In Salem I see rodeo, trail and some show people. In Beaverton it was mostly show with some trail riders, didn't see a single rodeo rider at all in 8 years up there.

    That's quite a difference in what people see who live fairly close to each other.
         
        07-15-2013, 04:12 PM
      #17
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Darrin    
    I see a major flaw in this kind of survey and I want to use the above as an example of why. I live in Salem, OR about an hour south of Portland where the above responder is from. Prior to moving to Salem I lived in Beaverton which is just outside of Portland.
    That's quite a difference in what people see who live fairly close to each other.
    Yeah, but I'm probably not going to mention what part of the state it is, but since I've never moved out of my town I needed a wider perspective.

    I thought I had forgotten something, and after rereading a couple of times I remembered!

    What kind of training is popular in your area? Natural horsemanship/ bucking bronco or something in between?

    Going to be a fun part of the story: English rider, never done anything other than english moves to someplace where only western is. What fresh sorcery is this?
         
        07-15-2013, 05:34 PM
      #18
    Foal
    I will echo what smrobs said, except that I live in west Texas just outside of San Angelo...mostly QH, mostly rodeo stuff, most of us that have horses have land, but you can board for around $150-$300 all inclusive.
         
        07-15-2013, 06:28 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Kotori    
    Gonna be a fun part of the story: English rider, never done anything other than english moves to someplace where only western is. What fresh sorcery is this?
    Good excuse to visit an English barn and a rodeo barn. I've been in both and it's like two different planets. They don't even speak the same language.
         
        07-15-2013, 06:43 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Darrin    
    I see a major flaw in this kind of survey and I want to use the above as an example of why. I live in Salem, OR about an hour south of Portland where the above responder is from. Prior to moving to Salem I lived in Beaverton which is just outside of Portland.

    Stable care ranges from roughly 130 a month for partial care up to 600 for full in Salem. In the Beaverton I saw 170 for partial up to 800 for full.

    In Salem the most common horse I see is the QH while when I lived up north it was a pretty good mix of everything.

    In Salem I mostly see western with some English. In Beaverton it was a closer split but still more western than English.

    In Salem I see rodeo, trail and some show people. In Beaverton it was mostly show with some trail riders, didn't see a single rodeo rider at all in 8 years up there.

    That's quite a difference in what people see who live fairly close to each other.
    This might be because I do live right outside of Portland. Maybe because it's close to the city, it's a little different. There are some people around here who ride western and do some stuff but from my experience the majority rides English whether it's all the time or they do both. I know of a few barns that focus on western riding but they're pretty far out from where I am. This has just been my personal experience though. I'm sure it varies a lot....
         

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