In a small town in Tennessee, and danged proud of it.
- Lots of people ride, so you may tons of friends.
- You can ride down main street and not get run over.
- Some towns still have hitching posts for horses.
- Lots of different places to ride trails, and since there are flatlands and highlands, there is a big variety of trails to go on.
- If you ride western, then you will fit in great here.
- There are tons of saddle clubs and rodeos around here.
- Horse riders get respect. LOTS of it.
- You either grow your own hay or buy it from your neighbor. (in my area at least)
- Very POOR economy, so don't expect your horse to sell for a good price.
- Lots of backyard breeders and horse traders.
- Bipolar weather. You can be out riding on a nice summer day one minute, and then next you are having to gallop back to the farm so that random rain doesn't ruin your leather saddle.
- Not many shows for English riders.
- Everybody competes in the same thing, which is not always a bad thing, but there is not a lot of variety in disciplines.