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post #21 of 25 Old 11-10-2010, 01:20 PM
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Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 276
• Horses: 1
SE Michigan

Pros:
-Beautiful secenery for tail riding
-Some counties are taking action to help people trail ride like part of the Orchard trail
-Good quality hay can be grown

Cons:
- Not a lot of land to own horses at home and if it is available it can get expensive
-The cost of boarding at some of the barns around (lucky I found a good one that's not cheap and not expensive)
-Not a lot of horse people around like in KY or TN
-Poor quality of major roads


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post #22 of 25 Old 11-10-2010, 01:35 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Some times Llanelian - North wales, sometimes Hull in East Yorkshire (UK)
Posts: 3,703
• Horses: 5
I live in North wales in The UK.

Pro's:
Lots of hills to do hill work on
Lots of land for ponies
Quiet roads to ride on
Plenty of bridle paths to ride on
Local beaches to ride on less then 10 mins drive in the lorry
Lots of local riders clubs that run small shows, dressage and clinics.

Cons:
Expensive haylege and there is a shortage.
The weather in winter: freezing cold and horrificly wet. The weather comes straight in from the atlantic and hits the north wales coast. we are already up to our knees in mud and the temps are below freezing.
Land is expensive!!
it is a long drive to the nearest MAJOR shows and qualifiers

RIDE your horse FORWARDS and keep him STRAIGHT

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post #23 of 25 Old 11-10-2010, 02:19 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Florida
Posts: 902
• Horses: 4
Central Florida (Citrus County)

Pros:
~ About 20 mins from Ocala (tons of tack shops, barns, trainers)
~ A lot of vets in this area
~ Land is decently priced
~ A lot of horse people
~ Cattle working competitions very close
~ NBHA shows close
~ A wide variety of shows
~ Close to a feed mill (cheap custom feeds)
~ Have hundreds of acres to ride on (5 min horseback ride to get there)
~ I also live very close to an old mining area... gives me lots of hills to climb and work horses on to build muscles

Cons:
~ Very hot in the summers.
~ Grass grows, but offers no nutrition
~ Very sandy
~ Winters are crazy (70s in the day, 20s at night... 50 degree change in a few hours)
~ Hay is very expensive ($7 a bale of coastal, $20 for a bale of alfalfa)

Many people have sighed for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse,' but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses. ~C.W. Anderson
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post #24 of 25 Old 11-10-2010, 02:31 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Mississippi, Usa
Posts: 2,978
• Horses: 0
I'm from north Mississippi.

Pros:
Lot of horses here.
Country environment.
Lots of horse people here.

Cons:
Weather is either too hot or too cold, never an in between.
HUMID
I don't like rodeos, and that's mostly what's here that you can see horses in. (Well I don't like the bucking and let's see how long I can stay on kind, the barrel racing and such is fun to watch)
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post #25 of 25 Old 12-05-2010, 05:30 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 7
• Horses: 0
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Originally Posted by upupandflyaway1 View Post
Northern California:

Pros:
-A lot of big shows locally (english and western!)
-Lots of schooling shows
-Trail riding in close proximity, you can go to the beach or you can go to the mountains; each about the same distance.
-The winters are bad but tolerable, we don't get snow so thats never an issue.
-Lots of reputable trainers


Cons:
Summers are HOT, like 100+
The winters it rains, a lot.
Would you own a horse in San Francisco proper?
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