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post #1 of 17 Old 09-02-2014, 01:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all. I'm kind of new to the game but not new to the game of being a horse owner. Right now I live in Metropolis with too many cars, buses, trains. (I really don't mind the trains I love trains). I want to move from New England area, specifically from little old Rhode Island although I was born and raised in Massachusetts, and move my retired scientist butt out West Southwest or something like that where get all this message please... I want to live in a place where you get around on a horse, and not been the car or a bus to get around. I am an artist professionally now so work goes where I do. I am especially interested in the BLM rescue of Mustangs and would like to integrate that with my move/new place. Can anyone provide suggestions? I am a family of one, empty nests however you want to put it it's just me and what I love to do. And one of those things over 15 years of my life was to ride a horse in all places but on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Bring it on folks!
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post #2 of 17 Old 09-02-2014, 01:28 PM
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If you want to go everywhere on a horse, find a nice Amish or Mennonite community where it's expected.
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post #3 of 17 Old 09-02-2014, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I have heard of them and lived in Pennsylvania in fact, I live in the Devon area not too far from Lancaster which was quite impressive. However these are definitely horse communities I do agree, but in my moving there I would feel like I would be invading on culture like an alien in a different planet. I just found one on the web and South Carolina that seem to be a bit more appealing.
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post #4 of 17 Old 09-02-2014, 02:35 PM
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You can't ride/drive a horse as your primary means of transportation in SC. In fact, I don't know of any place in the States that allows it unless you're part of a protected sect like the Amish or Mennonites.

You say you were born and raised in Massachusetts, but you certainly don't seem to be someone whose mother tongue is American English. Your written grammar is odd, to say the least.
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post #5 of 17 Old 09-02-2014, 03:21 PM
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The West simply isn't wild any more. It's full of Yuppies...
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post #6 of 17 Old 09-02-2014, 04:55 PM
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I live in central Arizona and love it. Personally I don't know of anywhere that's appropriate to ride "everywhere", but I ride quite a bit and there are tons of trails around here. Not to mention, team penning/sorting and roping activities.
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post #7 of 17 Old 09-02-2014, 05:02 PM
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I know in Canada there are a lot of small towns that allow you to ride your horse into town and even have hitching posts outside some businesses.

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post #8 of 17 Old 09-02-2014, 05:10 PM
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He said he was born and raised in Massachusettes, so even though the paragraph is a bit stilted (I suspect an iphone or ipad ... they make us all sound foreign), I don't think it's true that he's foreign or that it matters.

I think you could probably find some small towns out West where you could ride everywhere, but my guess is you'd get some strange looks. I wouldn't let that stop me if I were you, though. You have a dream, so go live it. :)

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post #9 of 17 Old 09-02-2014, 05:13 PM
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Depends on the size of the community too. In the town where I keep my horses all the shops and restaurants give 10 to 15 % off if you arrive on horseback and have hitching posts. All cars stop for horses that need to cross the road etc. It's very horse friendly.

Where I live is also horse friendly but a little less so. Even with that I have ridden all over the place and see horses frequently. Even if not all towns let you ride everywhere if you live in a more rural environment you will find more places to ride!
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post #10 of 17 Old 09-02-2014, 05:15 PM
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I found two for ya mentioned on another forum:

Norco, California. they even have a brochure for how to drive cars around horses here: http://www.ci.norco.ca.us/civica/fil...sp?BlobID=4458

And Hailey, Idaho.

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