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post #1 of 23 Old 08-20-2012, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Are you at your barn every day...

I will be in a full board facility much closer to my home come November.

How often do you get to ride/spend time with your horse. Every day? Days off?
Right now I drive 40 minutes one way to see my guy. I manage 4 days a week with the driving and the time I can spend. With the new barn being closer, I thought I'd be seeing him every day. As a new horse owner, I am interested in knowing others typical schedule.

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post #2 of 23 Old 08-20-2012, 11:18 PM
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I ride/spend time with my horse every single day. That being said, my horse lives in my backyard.

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post #3 of 23 Old 08-20-2012, 11:24 PM
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when we boarded horses we were there daily with a variety of what we did and how long we yep, they are on my property so I wake up to nickers every favorite alarm clock ;)

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post #4 of 23 Old 08-20-2012, 11:29 PM
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I board Drifter at a facility about 5 minutes away from campus where I attend school. I live off campus, maybe 10 mins away from the barn. Not a bad commute at all. This past summer i was there pretty much every day, though the length of time I was there varied.

School has started again now though, plus I am working during the week and weekends. So far, based on my schedule I will be making it FOR SURE 3x a week, but I am hoping for more time. We will just see how everything plans out. Congrats on having your horse closer! I couldn't imagine having to commute 40 mins! That would definitely affect how often/how long I rode and spent time with Drifter
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post #5 of 23 Old 08-20-2012, 11:44 PM
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I pay $375, and unless there is an issue, I am there 4 days a week. Sometimes I am there for 10 mins, sometimes I am there for hours. But I never average more than 4 days a week with a healthy horse. That's what I pay for, I cannot do more than that at the moment, it's not realistic.
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post #6 of 23 Old 08-20-2012, 11:59 PM
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when we boared i was out there 6 to 7 days a week and they were 30 minutes away and my mom had to take me after work and it was around 6 that she was off adn 7 when we got out there. now when they are home.. like 10 times a day.
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post #7 of 23 Old 08-21-2012, 12:23 AM
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When I boarded with family I drove 30 min one way, spent 2 to 3 hours, and was there every other day, so about 3 or 4 days a week. I have three kids so any more time than that was out of the question. But, last Monday I moved them to a great full service barn about 10 min from my house. I get to see them every day and since there really isn't anything for me to do, except love on my horses, I'm not gone as long, making every day very possible.
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post #8 of 23 Old 08-21-2012, 12:39 AM
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When I boarded, I was out there 6-7 days per week and at the very least, cleaned the stalls, barn and whatever else needed to be done.

Now they're in my backyard, so I "see" them oh every 20mins. I work from home and have a bank of windows that overlooks the horse pasture.
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post #9 of 23 Old 08-21-2012, 12:40 AM
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Where we boarded our horses, they were 30 minutes away. With work schedule, we could only go on the weekends. Now they are just outside our house so I have to go see them at least once a day to feed them hay and give them water. But I usually go check on them after work too.

Now that we got a new 4month old, I'm out there quite a few times a day.
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post #10 of 23 Old 08-21-2012, 12:44 AM
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I'm out there at least six days a week! I try to ride five/six days a week, even if it's only a short ride. Sometimes I go out on Thursday (my traditional day off) because I can't stay away.
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