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Short version: Suggest a medium-large sized town that has a good horse community (mainly English or 50/50 with western) that I should move to?

Long version: Plans may be changing, and I don't think I will be moving to Reno as planned. I still need out of this town, I just want to avoid NV. I am looking at different places, and decent horse community is top on my list of things I am looking for.

I have always wanted to live northwest. Washington, Oregon, Northern CA, etc. Never been to the east, and I don't know anyone there. My boyfriend and I have the same taste in the type of place we want to live. Green, wet, has 4 seasons, etc. A place with a decent population size, as we both hate small towns.

Then again, we don't want to be in a big city with the confusing streets (we have trouble with Salt Lake City and their grid map, if we can't figure that out, we should just avoid living in a place that getting to work and such involves that type of thing xD). If anyone has ever been to Bullhead City, AZ (right next to Laughlin NV), that is about the size/shape of a city I like, though I hate that town.

My main thing is the equestrian community. Both places I have lived, the horse community is 90% racers that see horses as machines. No love, no dedicated care, etc. I want people that like horses, as living near those people is completely depressing.

What towns would you suggest?
 

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Green, wet and 4 seasons... Well, it sounds like WA or OR on the West Coast.

My hubby and I loved Wisconsin and its horse areas except for the cold. We looked at NM, 'cause we both like hot (and humid). We wound up in North, central Florida and love it and its horsey lifestyle.

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It'll be interesting to see what ideas people have. ;-D
 

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Green, wet and 4 seasons... Well, it sounds like WA or OR on the West Coast.

My hubby and I loved Wisconsin and its horse areas except for the cold. We looked at NM, 'cause we both like hot (and humid). We wound up in North, central Florida and love it and its horsey lifestyle.

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It'll be interesting to see what ideas people have. ;-D
I've got one reletive in Florida that would love for me to come down there. I don't mind the idea of Florida, but I don't think my boyfriend is a fan of the humidity. I'll talk to him again. Now that family is down there, it may be different than last time I brought it up.
 

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He has friends in Seattle, and family in Portland. Both sound nice to me, but I don't want to live in the middle of the city. Maybe a town just outside of either.
 

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New Mexico is very horsey and maybe 60/40 Western/English but it all depends. It is easy to find what you are looking for equestrian wise though. There are some racing towns but not the whole state.

Its good horse country. Wet really isn't that great for horses IMO. We have 4 seasons including snow in the winter depending on where you live. Most people wouldn't call it green here but its green enough for us most of the time.

Albuquerque is the biggest city and is bigger than Salt Lake population wise. Los Cruces is the next smallest and is smaller thank Salt Lake. Everything else is smaller. Santa Fe is very popular and very nice. All other towns are pretty small.
 

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The Woodinville, Duvall, Monroe, Carnation area is near Seattle, but out in the country and have lots of horse people. If you want to go south of Seattle, Maple Valley/Hobart and Enumclaw are also good. There is a mix of English and Western throughout the state, but I've notice it's largely English in Woodinville/Duvall/Monroe.
 
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