I can't decide which barn to board at. There are two options. Here they are:
A barn I've been taking lessons at for years.
Pros- There is an AMAZING instructor there to train me and my horse. I can help out with my trainer's lessons. I know all of the horses and everyone that goes there. The horses have good care.
Cons-It's $300/month and doesn't have as many features as option two.
A new barn I've never been to.
Pros-Has heated water, two arenas instead of just one, has forest to ride in, and a wash rack. Only $225/month.
Cons- My trainer is very important to me and I really value her as a trainer and person. I don't know if she does lessons at other locations and I don't know if the barn will allow it. Option two is only about 5 minutes away from option one, but I still want to help out at the first barn, and it would be a lot of unecessary traveling.
The only big thing holding me back is the money/my trainer. I'd rather board at option one because I know everyone and everything, I want to keep my trainer, and it's convenient. But option two is cheaper and has more features... What do you suggest??