How far away is too far?
My area is so rural, but not alot of horse people in my side of the county. In order to board at a nice big facility with lots of amenities its a 30-40 minute ride. I asked one of my fellow riders about boarding around here and her facility is booked with no openings any time soon and she suggested the ones that are 30-40 mins away. Unless I can find a needle in a hay stack, small owned barn and then I won't be getting any help with feeding or putting my horse in and out. I really do need the full time help even if I have to pay more. Is that too far? What if an emergency happens and it takes me time to leave work and then travel that far? I think of it the same way as if it was my child.
Horses change lives. They give our young people confidence and self esteem. They provide peace and tranquility to troubled souls- they give us hope!