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post #1 of 7 Old 07-14-2010, 03:59 AM Thread Starter
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Boy I have had my eyes opened

Since coming to this message board I have realised just how lucky I am to have miles of beach, Pine forest, Sandy trails, SAFE QUIET roads & farmland all with in at most a 15minute drive from home. I have always wanted to have a large arena or similar type of area at home to ride on but boy, why would I need that when I have the wide open spaces? I can do everything in the open that I could do on an arena. There are Arena's I could hire around here but I guess I would get bored riding in an arena after being so spoilt. Just reading through some of the threads on here I realise how truely blessed I am to have been able to introduce all this to my horses on a daily basis. I have never worried about my horses not crossing water or fallen trees on a trail, it has really opened my eyes reading the messages on this site to realise that what I do everyday, some people would really freak out at. Personally I cant think of anything better than heading out to my favourite spot called "Sandy Point" and mosseying through the pine trees then having a lazy gallop on the beach on the way back & taking a quick dip in the lake before we get pop over a few logs and wander along the roadside back to the Horsefloat parking area.

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post #2 of 7 Old 07-14-2010, 05:34 AM
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You are so lucky - I'm very jealous! And your horse is beautiful :)

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post #3 of 7 Old 07-14-2010, 08:19 AM
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wow you are really lucky -jealous-
-steals you land- lol
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-14-2010, 04:12 PM
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Lucky! Sounds like so much fun!
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-14-2010, 04:19 PM
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SHOW OFF! lol yeah do you want a new friend? you could always adopt me! I only have 1 horse. :)
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-14-2010, 05:24 PM
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Wow! I really wish I could say that I could do all that! Darn, I haven't even ever ridden on a beach....you're so lucky. Can I come live by you?

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post #7 of 7 Old 07-15-2010, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, You can all come live with me! LOL I just suddenly realised the other day that I take it all for granted, I just hook the trailer up & head off for an afternoon of 'Therapy' as I call it! LOL Its really made me greatfull of my situation after having read a lot about other peoples situations. We dont have big boarding barns here in NZ either. We have rent a paddock but the land owners generally dont have anything to do with you or your horses so there again even when I rented land I was still alot luckier than most.

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