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post #1 of 79 Old 08-17-2009, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Talking where do you get to ride?

I'm not bragging or anything, but I have a spectacular place to ride! I own 7 acres of huge pastures and lots of trails in our woods, in the middle of the country. Behind our property is a farmers' 500 acres of field! I have permission to ride along the edge of it when crops are planted, or ride through it when there's no crops. It's absolutely amazing....behind those fields, the park owns a few HUGE 300 acre meadows I've never seen anyone in ever! I think we're the only ones who know bout it... I love cantering Arthur through those. Sometimes the grass grows up to my 14hh horse's withers when they forget to have it mowed lol. Behind that is another field where another farmer makes hay, and we're allowed to ride there as well. That's a 200-acre field :).
Or, if you go through the first field coming out of our woods and make a right, there's a bunch of woods the park owns as well that ends in an oil well.

Where do you guys ride?
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post #2 of 79 Old 08-17-2009, 12:53 PM
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my barn has trails and a arean so either we go out on trails or do arena work! when i was able to keep my horse at my parents house we were five minutes from the C&O canal and would go trail riding along there...boy do i miss home :(
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post #3 of 79 Old 08-17-2009, 12:58 PM
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I am also incredibly fortunate. I grew up in a very small town (population about 400) and everyone knows everyone. We personally only have about 30 acres but the neighbors don't mind if I ride on theirs. North of home about a mile, there are 2 pastures side by side. One of them is a full section (square mile) and the other is a section and a half. I don't know how many acres that is. If I go east, about 2 miles from home, there is a private "hunting reserve" that is about 10 square miles. The only stipulation of riding there is that we don't ride during deer season and at all other times, have red or orange on ourselves and our horses. All these places are mixed flatlands, rolling hills, caprock cliffs, and old creekbeds with trees.

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post #4 of 79 Old 08-17-2009, 02:21 PM
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my barn has a nice indoor arena, a sand outdoor arena, and about 30 acres of trails. we are also close to the riding trails at the metropark, and a friend's boarding place that has 40 acres of trails she said we are more then welcome to bring our horses too. we have plenty of opportunities to get our horses out and about.

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post #5 of 79 Old 08-17-2009, 03:56 PM
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My barn owner has 200 acres privately that we can ride on, then the barn he co-owns has fifty acres with a lot more than that of trails on public land. We can also ride on the dirt roads, the neighbours land and a grass airstrip as long as we stay to one side. For ring riding we have a big rectangular grass ring, an oddly shaped medium sand ring and a round pen.

Room to roam, that's for sure.
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post #6 of 79 Old 08-17-2009, 04:59 PM
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I'm jealous!

I ride on the gravel roads near where my horse lives.

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post #7 of 79 Old 08-17-2009, 06:57 PM
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I have the best riding situation at the moment. My dad manages three side by side properties about 10 minutes drive from our house, and we get free agistment there. So I have massive amounts of property to ride on, flats, hills, rivers, a waterfall, swimming holes, sheep and cattle to chase... And my city, canberra, is riddled with trails and open space where we can ride. We often ride into the city, along the footpaths.

I made ahtread a while ago with pictures of the farm where dad works and we keep our horses. If you're curious, look here: Parkwood.

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post #8 of 79 Old 08-17-2009, 07:16 PM
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We ride anywhere and everywhere, from the fields of the farms, the woods by the ranches, along the roads, through the suburbs, into town, and to the grocery store. There is always something new and different along the way.

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post #9 of 79 Old 08-17-2009, 09:59 PM
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Oh, I'm terribly jealous.

I love to ride my horse on trails, but the barn I board him at doesn't actually have any trail access. There is property next to it that I'm allowed to ride on that's basically a lot of wide open fields, but I prefer the shaded trails. Occasionally I can trailer to the Ocala National Forest, and that's always enjoyable, but I can't really do that enough, y'know?
Other than that the barn has an arena and fields of its own, but I'd sure love some nice woodsy trails for the days we don't feel like doing dressage training.
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post #10 of 79 Old 08-17-2009, 11:32 PM Thread Starter
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Our neighbors have a round pen, and in exchange for using our fallen logs as firewood I'm going to ask them if I can ride in their pen since they don't have horses. They only have it cuz 15 years ago they boarded a horse at our farm and had their own riding ring
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