I moved to Tuscaloosa nearly 6 years ago. I brought with me a horse, and had him at a farm called Timber Acres out in Buhl, which is out 82 on the way to Columbus. It is probably a 20-25 minute drive from Tuscaloosa and possibly even a few more depending where on campus she is located. There are shortcuts, however, and I would be happy to show them to her/you if you decide to visit. Timber Acres was the farm of a woman named Peg Whitehurst back in the 70's/80's. She evented, and as such there are lots of trails and open spaces for riding. Cindy Fitts is the owner/trainer now and she is a wonderful person with a ton of knowledge and a practical, common sense approach to horse-keeping. There is an outdoor ring, as well as a covered ring which, for Alabama, is great as the 2 things you want to avoid most - downpours and baking sun - are abundant in these here parts. :D
I actually sold my horse about 6 weeks post-move as a result of job commitments and a lack of time. It wasn't what I wanted to do, but he was special and I couldn't deal with riding/seeing him 4 times a week. I had pretty much lived with him/seen him daily for 4 years in a private/semi-private scenario, so the boarding barn + long drive + new lifescape just wasn't fair to him. I actually took him up to Jim Graham in Florence, who helped me find him a home. I'd taken lessons with Jim for several years prior, and it was a very positive experience. The road from Florence to Ttown isn't as fast as one might think - it takes about 3 hours to haul. If she's self-sufficient with her riding, and benefits from regularly scheduled but not daily/weekly training sessions, he is a fabulous resource.
I clip horses regularly at Westminster and if she wants in-town convenience, this is the only place to be! It is a hunter-jumper facility with a lot of emphasis on young rider programs and development, and has fostered a return to the horse show legacy to which Auburn alludes above. Turnout is limited, as is riding space, but not inconceivable. I actually had a different horse there for nearly a year.
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