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post #1 of 28 Old 01-12-2010, 02:11 AM Thread Starter
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How far would/do you travel?

So I've finally found a place that has good facilities, an accredited instructor and with good horsey reviews from horsey peoples in my area and they lease horses.

BUT (yes there is always a but)

According to google maps it is 45minutes away, but my mum thinks 30mins would be more appropriate.

So my question is;

How far do you travel to your boarding place or how far would you be willing to travel?
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post #2 of 28 Old 01-12-2010, 11:35 AM
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Well I drive fast so I would get there in 35 mins. I wouldn't go more than 35 minutes away though unless I REALLY loved it.
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post #3 of 28 Old 01-12-2010, 03:54 PM
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Anything under an hour is reasonable for me, for regular boarding. My coach's place is close to four hours away so when my horse is there, or both him and I are there I have to drive a lot! Usually I stay with relatives, but if I'm just visiting for the day it is a lot of driving.
I am really really really picky about where I board and there's about 3 places near me that I would consider boarding at (out of like 50ish). I am at the closest one right now and it can be up to a 45 minute drive. The others are 60 to 90 minutes away.
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post #4 of 28 Old 01-12-2010, 03:56 PM
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Anything under an hour would be ok with me, except in addition to working full time, I also go to school online through my community college. Because of study time, I need to be around 15 minutes away, or else I'd never sleep! Great facilities, instruction, and care is definitely worth it!

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post #5 of 28 Old 01-13-2010, 12:51 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah well the way I see it, there is pretty much nothing under 30minutes that works for me so I don't really have a choice.

I'll have my own transport so it shouldnt be too bad.
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post #6 of 28 Old 01-16-2010, 10:07 AM
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If there isn't anything suitable for under 30 min it doesn't really sound like you have a choice! What's another 15 minutes anyways? I say go for it!
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post #7 of 28 Old 01-16-2010, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, well that is what I figure. Now I'm just waiting for the BO to get back to me!

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post #8 of 28 Old 01-16-2010, 08:15 PM
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I board 5 min away, haha which is handy! But the old barn I took lessons at was 45 min away

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post #9 of 28 Old 01-21-2010, 10:43 PM
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I travel 45 mins to my barn . It goes by fast usually its not bad .
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post #10 of 28 Old 01-21-2010, 11:41 PM
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I would go up to half hour away from my home.
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