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post #11 of 23 Old 12-24-2012, 12:10 AM Thread Starter
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Woah! 4 hours?? That's crazy!

I won't be riding my own horse, she's not trained in dressage (or anything English, really lol) and I want to ride one that is. However, I am not a fan of this barn at all. And plus I want the barn to be a fun place, not a place where I'm dodging certain people and hiding.
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post #12 of 23 Old 12-24-2012, 01:26 AM
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I drive 30 minutes to my current barn. If traffic is bad it can easily take me an hour, so I'm really careful about the times I go.
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post #13 of 23 Old 12-24-2012, 11:10 AM
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It takes me 10min to get to the barn I'm at now. I used to go to a barn 1 hour and 15min away. A really good barn is worth the drive, but I really like the 10min drive better.

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post #14 of 23 Old 12-24-2012, 12:42 PM
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My horse is in training about 5 hours away, that's the drive I make to ride :)
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post #15 of 23 Old 12-24-2012, 05:54 PM
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Blaze, you need to look beyond the drama. If you like how the coach teaches then make that your focus. Nowadays it seems there is drama and divas in every barn so there may be no escaping it.
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post #16 of 23 Old 12-24-2012, 07:37 PM
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I just moved my horse to a new barn 15 minutes away from my house... which is pretty awesome. This is the shortest commute I've ever had to a barn, by far.
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post #17 of 23 Old 12-26-2012, 11:08 PM
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The stable where I take my lessons is one quarter of a mile from where I live. It's about five houses down the road.
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post #18 of 23 Old 12-27-2012, 12:19 PM
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I'm 20 minutes away, but from school it's 3, so it's convenient except on breaks There used to be a lot of drama where I ride, but once you get to know people and get on their friendly side, most of it goes away... There will always be talk though!

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post #19 of 23 Old 12-27-2012, 07:35 PM
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I am 30 minutes away. I currently am only riding once a week but come spring I will have extra money and am hoping to do 2 lessons per week (plus showing as that arises)
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post #20 of 23 Old 12-27-2012, 08:53 PM
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I agree with Saddlebags. Since you are only going there for lessons, you really do not have to interact with many people, besides those in your lesson (if it is a group lesson). Most barns do not allow boarders to ride during lesson times. Of course, there are exceptions, such as taking a mid-day private lesson.

Right now, I live less then 5 minutes from the barn I ride at. It is literally a kilometer and a half-ish up the road. Before I moved, I was 15 to 20.

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