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post #1 of 8 Old 03-14-2011, 11:05 AM Thread Starter
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Which barn to choose?

Okay, I love the barn I'm at, but my best friend is getting a horse for the summer and may not be able to afford at the barn I board at. The place I'm at now has great eventing facilities but no one to ride with. My friend is going to be boarding at a cheaper, still very nice place that is located in a really nice neighborhood with TONS of room to ride. The barn she will board at just doesnt have eventing facilities. We are going to set up a xc course on her land that she owns in the neighborhood, but there is no place for showjumping (there are only a few jumps) and dressage. (But I could make letters.) I don't know if I want to be serious about competing, or have a super fun, hacking summer. I'd still compete, but I don't know if I would be as succesful. What should I do? Would it be okay to just keep my horse out there for the summer and move back when school starts? Thanks guys!
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-14-2011, 11:12 AM
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Oh that's a tough decision!!! Would you be able to trailer to the barn you are at right now for lessons every once in a while if you move to your friends barn in the summer?

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post #3 of 8 Old 03-14-2011, 11:17 AM Thread Starter
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Well my trainer doesn't train at a specific barn, so she could drive up...
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post #4 of 8 Old 03-14-2011, 11:25 AM
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ohh, well I was just thinking if you took lessons at that barn then you could use the facilities and cross country course and everything when you actually wanted to train really hard.

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post #5 of 8 Old 03-14-2011, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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It's $30 a day I think if you wanna use their facilities
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post #6 of 8 Old 03-14-2011, 11:50 AM
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If you are hapy where you are I wouldn't switch. Can you trailer and ride with your friend?
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post #7 of 8 Old 03-14-2011, 11:52 AM
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oh well in that case (if I was in your position) I would move to my friends barn, and its cheaper right? So every once in a while you both could trailer to your old barn for a few lessons or even just to use the facilities and use the money you are saving to pay the fee.

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post #8 of 8 Old 03-16-2011, 05:09 PM
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I agree with ridergirl23, move to your friend's barn for the summer but take lessons at the one you are at now.

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