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View Poll Results: Where do you ride?
Always/usually in an indoor arena 9 8.74%
Always/usually in an outdoor arena 18 17.48%
Always/usually outside, trail riding 36 34.95%
Always/usually outside, something besides trail riding (explain) 10 9.71%
About equal rides in each (inside, outside) 21 20.39%
Other (explain) 9 8.74%
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post #11 of 51 Old 02-27-2012, 05:53 PM
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Whenever it is nice enough, in an outdoor arena. Where I live, this is about seven months, not counting stormy days and such as well as being generous. Otherwise I'm in an indoor arena. Occasionally I will go on a trail ride but only about once or twice a year until horse camp.
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post #12 of 51 Old 02-27-2012, 05:59 PM
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I ride at a barn with an indoor ring, an outdoor jumper ring, hunter ring and flat ring. Plenty of options in the summer! I just wish the indoor ring was larger. :(
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post #13 of 51 Old 02-27-2012, 06:03 PM
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Outdoors -- we have no indoor option. Our time is pretty evenly split between in our pasture and on the trails.
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post #14 of 51 Old 02-27-2012, 06:32 PM
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I almost always ride outdoors as I don't really have an indoor riding option anywhere nearby.(I ride for fun or work,no showing) Anything from round pen work,trail riding,checking fences and crops,occasionally herding cattle and sheep,or just taking off cross country and exploring,that's always fun!

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post #15 of 51 Old 02-27-2012, 06:57 PM
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Most of the time I ride in my outdoor arena. Sometimes we go for trail rides, lots of trails minutes from my house, there's even a lake within riding distance.
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post #16 of 51 Old 02-27-2012, 07:09 PM
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I ride in our indoor in the winter and outside the rest of the time! Unless the bugs are really bad...

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post #17 of 51 Old 02-27-2012, 07:26 PM
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I truly hate the indoor arena. But if it weren't for it I'd almost get no riding done this winter.

Now that spring is almost here I am outside virtually 100% of the time.

I just got back from the barn and had an awesome dressage schooling ride. It was 50, sunny, and breezy. Calypso had been turned out all day and it took her no time to warm up. Once she got going she was a connected monster and I was able to sit her trot for over half of our schooling time. It was a joy to lean back a tad, squeeze my calves on her and feel her take the bit and give me more and more impulsion with each half halt. It was like riding a Cadillac.

I don't get no better than that for arena riding.
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post #18 of 51 Old 02-27-2012, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Joe4d View Post
Seems like the cool things I'd like to do are girls events.
Oh which ones Joe?

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I truly hate the indoor arena. But if it weren't for it I'd almost get no riding done this winter.

Now that spring is almost here I am outside virtually 100% of the time.
Same here... I loathe the indoor. It's convenient though.. but I much rather be out and about.

I ride in arenas and sometimes on trails. My old barn had amazing land to hack on.. this one not so much so it's mainly arena work. But we find ways to entertain ourselves :)

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post #19 of 51 Old 02-27-2012, 07:39 PM
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I usually just ride around the front and back yards. We have eight acres, so it's not too bad. Gets boring after a while, though. I'd like to get back into trail riding if I ever get a trailer.

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post #20 of 51 Old 02-27-2012, 07:46 PM
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We use to have a really nice Indoor that was open to the public....but then they layed concrete and turned let the Tennis people have it :) Who knew how many people played tennis.

Not very many people have indoor arenas in the county....I think a total of 4 people have small indoors.....

We have our own outdoor and ride in it when spring drys it out and use it through October till the ground freezes. How I would LOVE to have an indoor arena of my own. But I am lucky to have a friend who is one of the few that have a nice indoor so she lets us ride there during the winter months.

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