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post #11 of 21 Old 07-23-2008, 03:48 PM
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I used to have to go half an hour to the barn. If I get lucky, I'll be able to ride at a barn near my house, which is a half hour bike ride.
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post #12 of 21 Old 07-23-2008, 08:01 PM
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I guess I am really lucky! Our horses are on our property and only about a 15 second walk from our backdoor :-D less from our front door !!!

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post #13 of 21 Old 07-24-2008, 08:56 AM
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about a minute if I run my little 3 horse barn is down the street and around the corner (its at my grandparents house). And since I kinda feed, hay,water and turnout the horses im there atleast 3 times a day . . . 4 if I ride that day.

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post #14 of 21 Old 07-24-2008, 09:11 AM
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mine are in about 6-7 hour car ride... :roll:
Can´t wait to get them back home
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post #15 of 21 Old 07-24-2008, 09:31 AM
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Mmm...I guess 15 minutes from work, 20 from home. Usually go every day straight from work.
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post #16 of 21 Old 07-24-2008, 10:53 AM
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Pokey (my bay mare) is about 10-15 minutes away. My friend is keeping her at her place.

Jack (my pinto) is 5 minutes away! The boarding stable is right around the corner from my house. I'm usually there 5 times a week.
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post #17 of 21 Old 07-24-2008, 10:07 PM
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distance

Same her I'm about 15 minutes away by car from my horse but I'm only 14 so I don't get to see him as much in the summer because my mom works all day, so I usually get out two or three times a week, but since I don't see hime as much when I do I make the best of the time I have, so I ride and groom and do some work with trailer loading and he is doing good and staying in shape, so I think as long as you are making and honest effort to see your horse its all worth it.

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post #18 of 21 Old 07-24-2008, 10:14 PM
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About 200 feet Home horsekeeping has its downside. You can't go anywhere without finding someone to feed/water them while your gone. Its a 24/7 365 days of the year responsibility when you are the main caregiver.
Just wanted to throw that out there so all you folks who have to drive a ways to see your horses don't feel so bad


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post #19 of 21 Old 07-25-2008, 01:09 AM
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at present..... I am about 5 hours car drive away or about 7 hours bus drive away... depends what type of transport I use.

Im at uni so only see my boys for a couple weeks every 2 months when I go back home for holidays.
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post #20 of 21 Old 07-27-2008, 12:27 AM
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Our kids are 8 miles away. I wish I could have them in my backyard but I guess this is good for now.
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