Barn Moving Much Further Away ... What Would You Do?
I recently found out that my barn is moving to a new location that is approximately 40+ minutes further than they are now. My new travel time will be about 2 hours a day as opposed to the current 30 minutes that it takes me to get there.
The problem is that they are leaving lesson costs the same, and they are already rather high compared to other barns around me. Some friends actually think I'm being overcharged to begin with. The new location will not have an indoor ring nor any winter lessons. I'm not sure what will happen in the rain, but I assume lessons would be canceled.
I'm a very loyal person and I feel like I owe it to them to continue going to the new location as they have worked hard on developing me, and I appreciate every moment that I'm with them. The obvious problem is that it's going to cost me a lot more in gas money to get there for what will be less in my opinion. The whole thing doesn't make any sense from a business standpoint...
My instructor told me that most people are not going to the new location which only makes me feel worse. It really is a ways out there, and the barn doesn't have as good a reptuation as other barns that I can go to that are closer and cheaper... but I feel very welcomed there, which meant the world to me as a horribly shy person and now I feel like I have to start over.
What would you do? Should I put loyalty over money, or graciously part ways and go to another barn and see how things go? I'm just so conflicted here... it's honestly consuming me to an unexpected level. :(