I would DEFINITELY agree with the statistic you give, justsambam! I see my horse twice a week at the best because life just gets too busy and I don't want to drive 30+ mins. I found a barn I'm moving him to july 1st that will be 15 mins from my new apartment- perfect!
Plus, they have a rule if you don't come out to get your horse out of his stall and working 4 days a week minimum they MAKE you put him in exercise (lounging or hot walker or riding) with them. I'm sure they make a lot of money that way with busy people, but I think it's extra motivation to get out there since I will not want to spend extra money per month just cause I was lazy!