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post #11 of 23 Old 08-21-2012, 12:54 AM
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I board about 20-30 minutes away from my house (depends on traffic). Lately I've been going out twice daily almost regularly, but usually I'm just out once a day, every day. I go after work, and I do night feed/check once a week so everyone can have a night off :)
I go out every day because my horse is an R-tard and can't be trusted to eat his supplements if there's two or more piles of hay because he likes to switch piles, and then the other horse eats his supplements and it's annoying >.< So I just feed him totally separately. And I like to fly spray my mum's horse every evening, and my horse too if he is staying out, or bring him in if it is gross out. And both of them need to get ridden :P
There's a few of us at the barn that are religiously out every day, and I'm one of them!

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post #12 of 23 Old 08-21-2012, 01:02 AM
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I board 40 minutes to more than an hour away from where I live (depends on the traffic), so I visit my horse 4 to 5 days a week. If the weather keeps bad, then sometimes it is 3 days. And I don't ride every single time I visit my horse - sometimes it's groundwork, sometimes just a quick check up will do. This suits us well. :

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post #13 of 23 Old 08-21-2012, 01:10 AM
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Well, I am lucky in that respect. I don't have to board, thankfully. My horses are about 3/4 of a mile from my house and I usually spend most of my day up at the barn riding. BUT, I am not often able to really spend much time with my own horses, I am most often riding customer horses LOL.

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post #14 of 23 Old 08-21-2012, 02:16 AM
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Im out there every single day. If only for ten minutes to fly spray and kiss her nose.

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post #15 of 23 Old 08-21-2012, 10:38 AM
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My horses live right across the barn from me.
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post #16 of 23 Old 08-21-2012, 11:21 PM Thread Starter
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Location: BC
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Thanks, we do what we can with what we've got. No complaints. The only things is I'll be missing my twice a week lessons with my trainer, who I love. She'll be driving out to see/teach us when she buys her feed once a week.

I am looking forward to just hanging out with my guy, and its a luxury to not "have to" ride any particular day. We've only been together 6 weeks and yesterday was the first time he gave me a hug. Awwwwww....
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post #17 of 23 Old 08-21-2012, 11:44 PM
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I board 5 minutes away, go there 6 days a week and ride/spend time with him (as well as taking lessons/riding the lesson horses there). The 7th day I go to a lesson an hour away so I don't have enough time to go out and see my pony too with school.
Honestly, I'm not sure how I survived back a year or two ago when I only got to go out once a week for my lessons.
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post #18 of 23 Old 08-21-2012, 11:50 PM
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Peace Region, BC
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I board 10 min from my house and 4 minutes from my office. I see her everyday unless I'm out of town for work or vacation.
Five of those days are normally at least a couple hours at the barn. The other two I normally just check that she looks ok, check she has water, give her a carrot, etc.
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post #19 of 23 Old 08-22-2012, 08:09 AM
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I only get to go down maybe two or three times a week, as of lately.. because I've been so busy. Although, once I own my own horse, I'll have the added motivation to go down, plus my dad will be more likely to take me down. :)

My barn is about half an hour away, so it's not too bad.. but it'd be nice for it to be closer.

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post #20 of 23 Old 08-22-2012, 08:15 AM
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i rarely ever miss a day, but if i dont go feed them they dont get fed. i now live 10 minutes from the barn, but i have lived up to 45 minutes away and still seen them every day. not always easy though, ive made a lot of sacrifices in the past.

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