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  • I can only ride my horse at weekends in the winter
  • Is it ok to ride your horse on the weekend only in winter

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    10-08-2012, 05:19 PM
I need some advice.

So the barn that I board at now has been sold and was bought by a theraputic riding place. They told us that we are not allowed to ride our horses till seven at night and not at all on the weekends. So would you stay or go? Almost everybody has gone and just a few boarders are left and we are all undecided. Most barns around here are full but a few arnt the one I really like is this one _http://www.thepersimmonridgefarm.com/
What do you think of it? I kinda like it, but no indoor arena so I don't know. I am going out tomrow to check it out. I really hate the idea of leaving where I am now and have been for over 5 years...

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    10-08-2012, 05:24 PM
If you can live with their restrictions and don't want to leave, don't. And I'm guessing that the no riding only pertains to an arena, right? Is there an outdoor arena you could use on nice days? Trails?
    10-08-2012, 05:28 PM
Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians    
If you can live with their restrictions and don't want to leave, don't. And I'm guessing that the no riding only pertains to an arena, right? Is there an outdoor arena you could use on nice days? Trails?
There is a outdoor arena but their are not drainage tiles so 50 out of the 56 weeks in a year, it can't be used. :(
    10-08-2012, 05:34 PM
I'd probably leave. I wouldn't feel comfortable in the environment of a theapeutic riding center, and those restrictions are in no way acceptable without a dramatic cut in board as compensation for my lack of access.
    10-08-2012, 05:37 PM
I'd go.....you pay good money to keep your horse there, therefore access to the arena shouldn't be so limited....especially on the weekends.....
There are some things, like lessons once a month or whatever that might shut down the arena for people not involved in the lessons, which is the norm.....but no riding until seven at night and none on the weekends is the pits......
    10-08-2012, 05:39 PM
I would definitely leave. Around here it's dark by 7:00 in the winter and I weekdays, so the only time I can ride my horse is after work (between 5-7) and on weekends.

The new potential barn looks nice. It would be a good idea to get in now before the indoor is built and they become more popular.
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    10-08-2012, 06:07 PM
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I don't understand why you need to even ask this, Why do you own a horse ? I own mine to ride, if I can't ride em I see no reason to have them,,, Oh and since the barn changed the terms of your board, I sure would be changing the terms of how much I paid them until I left.
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    10-08-2012, 08:11 PM
I would leave. Those hours wouldn't be ok with my work schedule. Also, since they have limited your "allowed" time to use the facility, do you pay less?

If those restrictions work with your schedule, then stay. But I would hope you pay less board since the facility not has huge restrictions on accessibility
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    10-09-2012, 07:24 AM
I can't imagine staying at a barn that restricts my ability to ride that much! Not at all on the weekends? Really? I would definitely be leaving! But at least you are not being forced to leave at the moment so you have the chance to find a barn you are comfortable with. You say you are happy where you are at... but if it is changing so much, will it even really be the same barn?
    10-09-2012, 08:45 AM
I'd say leave. If they had more freedom in time then yeah you could stay but that is pretty much no time at all. You want freedom to ride your horse I'd say it's bit worth staying, you will probably feel more comfortable somewhere else. Don't let the fact that you've been at that barn for a while stop you from leaving, things have changed so it is time to move on. I hope you figure something out and it works food for you good luck!
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