As discussed in my previous thread Moving from the UK to Alberta - a cry for help!
(don't know if that link works)
I am moving with my family to Alberta. Lots of things to be sorted out, but one biggie question is - do I find us a home where I can have my horse and my son's pony at home, or do I find us a home near to an ideal Boarding Barn / Livery Yard?
Currently - I use a yard that is 5 minutes drive away from home. Advantages are:-
They can do all the work if I can't
It's a really nice sociable place and I have friends there
Facilities (school, instructors, etc etc) are top notch
Help / advice is on hand if I need it.
I have to fit into the yard 'routine' and rules.
I can't see my horses out of my bedroom window
Here in the UK it is a long-held dream of mine to move to a place where we can have the horses at home. So now we're making a big move, it seems like the ideal opportunity. But, will I be doing the wrong thing?
Here is what I'm concerned about
Having the horses at home; will I find and meet a new set of horsey friends?
Being in a new country, will I be able to explore/hack out with the same confidence I do at home?
And a million other thoughts going round my head, but those are the big ones. I think if I understood the horsey culture around the outside of Edmonton a bit more, I'd feel a little bit more enlightened!