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post #1 of 40 Old 04-01-2014, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Where to Move? Good Horsey Locations?

I have been out of the USA for awhile and am now ready to return. I am taking early retirement, I am almost 45, and will not have a great deal of money, but have decided the trade off of not working is worth it. I want to enjoy my life while still young and healthy enough to do so.

I will be arriving in the USA horseless but plan buying a new horse and spending a lot of my free time riding so one of the requirements is a good location for riding. Trail riding specifically. I don't like cold weather, so anywhere that there is lots of snow is out. Humidity? Don't care for it much!

So,
1) I need somewhere inexpensive. I plan to rent, not buy, and board my horse
2) I want warm, dry weather.
3) I would like to be in an area where I can leave the stable and trail ride for hours, I don't care at all for riding in the ring.

Tell me where I should concentrate on researching. Due to my previous career, I have LOTS of airline miles and can fly to several different locations just to get a feel for the area before I have to decide.

Thanks!!
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post #2 of 40 Old 04-01-2014, 08:34 PM
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I would say Idaho, but our winters are cold. Ours is 95% over right now though, and we haven't had snow in a few weeks.
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post #3 of 40 Old 04-01-2014, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Idaho is beautiful.. But definitely too cold. No more than one or 2 snowfalls a year, and actually, I would prefer no snow at all.
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post #4 of 40 Old 04-01-2014, 08:40 PM
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Arkansas or south Missouri the winters are not usually bad. There's plenty of places to ride and board! I love the ozarks and love living here and would not live any where else! I do recommend the river valley as if you get up farther you get more into city's though its pretty there to. It's worth taking look:)
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I live in Nor Cal, hasen't snowed here in years! Normally it rains a lot, but this drought has caused some problems.

Day time highs in the winter average around 60 and sunny. And in the summer around 100.

But this last year we had a week of 116 degree weather
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And I just happen to have this horse farm for sale in Arkansas.....
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post #7 of 40 Old 04-02-2014, 07:11 AM
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Arizona/ New Mexico would fit your qualifications for a dry heat. I don't know where the 'horsey scenes' are in those states, but I'm sure they are there. I live in New Hampshire, where there are a lot of trails and horsey properties but it is COLD. I've also lived in Mississippi, but its not a dry heat, and I was completely miserable there.

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post #8 of 40 Old 04-02-2014, 07:55 AM
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look on line at Jamestown Tenn. The Big South Fork area. The area is beautiful. And gets cold but not for that long.. gets some snow but not that much or often.
Hubby and I would LOVE to retire to Jamestown and the GSF area. Very Horsey area.

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post #9 of 40 Old 04-02-2014, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the advice. Never checked into NM but Arizona is on my short list. I don't like the heat, but a dry heat is tolerable...

Not so sure about Arkansas. Is it hot and HUMID there? The humidity really gets me.

Tenn? I thought it got pretty cold up near the mountains? Months of cold weather where it gets down near or below freezing at night? Is Jamestown backed up to federal or state land good for riding? What is the GSF area?
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post #10 of 40 Old 04-02-2014, 12:45 PM
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The Pacific NW is pretty nice. The temperatures in the Portland area are mild year round- generally in the 70's and sunny in the summer (it really has the best summer weather of anywhere I've ever lived), rainy (which means above freezing!) in fall/winter/spring. When we occasionally dip into the freezing range it typically means a dry front is going through, so the sun is out and no snow (sun really makes colder weather much more tolerable IME). We do seem to get "real" (5-6") snow every 5+ years.

Eastern Oregon is drier, but IIRC they also get colder & get snow. There seems to be a good concentration of horsey activity in Bend, OR (disclaimer: I've never been there)
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