How far away is too far? - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 12 Old 10-28-2012, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #2 of 12 Old 10-28-2012, 07:39 PM
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I think 30 minutes is fine and probably very common. You can easily call the vet before you get there if you feel it's necessary. I lived half hour away from my barn before, it wasn't a big deal.
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post #3 of 12 Old 10-28-2012, 07:54 PM
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I am 20 minutes from where I board. I'll complain about it sometimes, but in reality, it's not bad at all.

I myself would be willing to do 40 minutes. So I think it is reasonable, if that is the type of facility you want.

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post #4 of 12 Old 10-28-2012, 07:56 PM
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It takes me 50 minutes to get to my training facility.
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post #5 of 12 Old 10-28-2012, 08:05 PM
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My barn is 30 minutes away on a good day. It is 45 minutes to an 1 hour away during rush hour.
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post #6 of 12 Old 10-28-2012, 10:46 PM
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we have a few boarders in our barn that are a good hour away. There is one person who lives 2 hours away. and plenty that are 30-40 minutes away. No big deal. If its an emergency there will be a plan for what to do. Thats what you pay for.
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post #7 of 12 Old 10-29-2012, 06:25 AM Thread Starter
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Great! I feel so much better about it. It is a nice area out there. Thanks :)

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post #8 of 12 Old 10-31-2012, 10:43 PM
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I'm 40 minutes away now, and that's the farthest I would go on gas prices and time alone. Meeting the vet isn't a big deal since many are willing to give you window or advance call so you can start driving. It does stink to be so far away, but if the place has all that you are looking for, while the closer place is a small land locked place where you would have nowhere to ride, try the drive. You can always move if it is too much.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #9 of 12 Old 11-01-2012, 01:00 PM
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I was 45 mins away from one barn and then moved to one 30 mins away (but still almost an hour from work). I am so tired of the drive, now that the weather is awful I only go on weekends. BUT! in 2 weeks I am moving to a new barn that is only 7 minutes from my house and 15 from work. Trails across the street and access to the dykes and beach riding. Sooo excited.
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post #10 of 12 Old 11-01-2012, 01:27 PM
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How many factor in the cost of fuel and wear and tear on your vehicle? Why not advertise what you are looking for. Pasture care is healthier for the horse but it's nice to have access to a stall and tack room. I did pasture care with a good run-in shelter for when the bugs were bad. Large tack room. I also have a paddock, and small arena, either could be ridden in. This type of board means less labor for the owners as there is no stall cleaning to be done on a daily basis as most urine and manure is left in the pasture.
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