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Where do you ride?

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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%
Voters: 103. You may not vote on this poll

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    02-27-2012, 08:50 PM
I ride in the indoor if it's really cold out, raining, or really hot. Most of the time I like to ride in the outdoor as long as weather is cooperating. Something when I get to the barn it's too dark to ride outside, but that gets better in the summer. I like going out on trails when I can. I do miss this one barn I was at that had 35+ acres of fields to ride in.
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    02-27-2012, 08:50 PM
All 3. Right now, mostly the indoor except for really nice days, blah. When it's warm, I do a lot of training and lessons, so I spend a lot of time in the outdoor. I also try to get each horse (mine & client horses) at least one or two rides a week in our woods to keep them from arena burn out.
    02-29-2012, 11:27 PM
I ride at Tightfit Stables. Where I live the Great Smokey Mountains are very close, as well as Big South Fork and the Granville trails. I always have some place close to ride!
    03-01-2012, 05:55 PM
I ride in the outdoor arena, trails, and the beach. I'm out there year round.
    03-01-2012, 06:16 PM
Originally Posted by BarrelChick1848    
I ride at Tightfit Stables. Where I live the Great Smokey Mountains are very close, as well as Big South Fork and the Granville trails. I always have some place close to ride!
You're really close to me. I know a couple of people who used to ride out there. Absolutely love going to Big South Fork; the trails there are beautiful.

I've been spending most of my time in the indoor arena over the winter what with it being dark early and crazy weather. But I try to give Dublin a break from going in circles every once in a while when it's nice out.
    03-01-2012, 06:33 PM
Green Broke
Outside, on the trails. I have miles of trails right from my place. However, I am hoping to put in an outdoor arena just to make it easier to get in that workout when pressed for time, and to teach my grandchildren to ride. Hoping to get it done this year.
    03-01-2012, 06:58 PM
I've never been on a trial ride but I ride exclusively outdoors. Either around my acerage or the wheat fields around my house.
    03-01-2012, 11:36 PM
If the weather is favorable outside because I prefer it. Otherwise I ride in the indoor. Lately, it's been about 50/50
    03-01-2012, 11:49 PM
In order of preference, grass fields good for hauling butt and having fun, trails good for same, grass jumping ring, outdoor sand ring, indoor sand ring. The nicer it is, the further away from rings we go!
    03-02-2012, 12:12 AM
Green Broke
I alternate every other ride between trails and arena work. My arena work takes place in paddock and in a large field in front of the barn. We also have a jump course, where I jump maybe once a month. Sometimes I use our 40 foot round pen to get the edge of my mare or to exercise her for a few minutes during bad weather. It's always dry in there.

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