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post #21 of 30 Old 02-29-2012, 10:12 PM
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Not to far. 30 minutes at tops. I don't have the money to waste gas going back and forth every single day if it's too far away.
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post #22 of 30 Old 03-01-2012, 10:52 PM
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My work is 72 miles in one direction, barn is 35 in the other, but horse is happy and the place is a good fit for us, so it's worth it.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #23 of 30 Old 03-06-2012, 04:29 PM
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If gas was free, I would drive hours everyday for that perfect place. But since it's not, I would say that 20 miles is probably a good estimate for how far most people will be able to afford to drive. I'm one of those people that has to see my horse every day, and it would cost me around $300 a month to go everyday to a barn that was 20 miles away. So unless the barn is not only perfect, but also very cheap, it needs to be very close by. :(
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post #24 of 30 Old 03-07-2012, 07:57 PM
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I drive approx 45 minutes from my house and 15 minutes from my work. The board is extremely affordable, amazing care and indoor arena for winter.

When I originally moved my mare to the barn it was only 30 minutes from my house but we moved after about a year of her being there and I was far to happy with the care/people that I decided to keep her there, the affordable cost of board evens out the gas/time that I would pay if I moved her closer to the city.
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post #25 of 30 Old 03-08-2012, 12:18 PM
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So I moved my horse to the Perfect Place. As I put his necessities above mine, I now take a 40 minutes long ride on the public bus, and then walk additional 40 minutes (4 kilometers) through the woods every time I want to see him - unless a barn buddy gives me a lift, of course. And it's totally worth it. :)

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post #26 of 30 Old 03-08-2012, 04:07 PM
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The place I boarded my mare for 3 year and the one I still ride at is 5 minutes away and the ones I might board at this summer is 15 and 25 minutes away. Anything over 35 would be to long in my view.

The only thing that comes between me and my horse is the saddle!<3
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post #27 of 30 Old 03-08-2012, 08:09 PM
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My barn is 30 mins from my house and 45 mins from my work. I think I'd top it at 30 mins (would definitely prefer less)

It's not exactly ideal for me though because 1) gas prices(i drive a diesel so more money) 2) Where I work I am a driver so I drive all day till I'm sick of it then I don't feel like driving to the barn

I do try to go out as often as possible and with show season rapidly approaching I'm literally forcing myself to drive out there because I know ti has to be done. I just think of it as driving (as much as I hate it) is a chore and my reward is riding.

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post #28 of 30 Old 03-08-2012, 08:32 PM
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Over my winter break from school, my horse stayed out near my school while I stayed at home and it was about an hour or an hour and ten minutes without any traffic to get there. I went through so much gas and put so many miles on my car, it was ridiculous. I would never want to board my horse that far away on a regular basis, it's just not worth it. I would say 30 minutes is max for me
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post #29 of 30 Old 03-14-2012, 02:55 PM
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Max 40 minutes.
Now I drive 20 minutes (22 km), but I used to go there by bike**. :) My horse was never further as 8 km before. I miss the excercise.

** I live in The Netherlands.
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post #30 of 30 Old 03-14-2012, 02:59 PM
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First barn was 55 miles to my south, current barn is 52 miles to the north... at least it is a little closer? LOL
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