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How far away is your barn/boarding facility

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  • How far away is your barn/boarding facility

    How long does it take you to go to the barn? How many days a week? I go there every day and currently it takes me 20 min. driving by car (which is the longest distance in my "carriere")

    (if there is a thread, please let me know, I am new, thx)

  • #2
    Welcome to COTH Salo !

    There have been several threads on this subject.
    Try using the Search function to find them.
    (I'm on my phone or I'd link to one)

    For me, it has been as far as 40+ miles- 1 hour drive - and as near as 5 minutes to barns I boarded at.
    15 years ago I moved horses home, so now it is a 250', 2 minute walk to the barn
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    • Original Poster

      Thank you!


      • #4
        Mine is smack dab in the middle of home and work. 20 minute drive, either freeway or country road. It’s very easy access off freeway and I find it very convenient.

        How often I go depends on weather. Summer is usually 2-3 times during the week and then 1-2 times on weekends depending on what’s going on. I’m 48 and strictly a pleasure rider though with no lofty goals so I’m not the “I have to ride at 5am” type. I think everyone is so different in that regard.


        • #5
          Barn is 45 mins from home and 15 from work. I am at the barn a minimum of 4 days a week.


          • #6
            Barn is 45 minutes from home and work. Frequency beyond twice a week is dependent upon work.


            • #7
              50 yards --out my back door and down to the valley.


              • #8
                The closest I ever boarded was ~15 miles/25 minutes. The furthest was ~28 miles/40 minutes. My horses are now at home.
                Custom tack racks!


                • #9
                  Current barn is less then 10 minutes away, the farthest barn was about 20 minutes away - all quiet country roads.
                  Proud mother to Matt, a 18 year-old TB gelding.



                  • #10
                    50 minutes in each direction - in heavy traffic (until I get to Middleburg), I go 5 times a week.

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                    • #11
                      38 miles, 40 minutes to 1.5 hours depending on traffic. I currently ride 2-3 times per week. I’ve been as close as 10 minutes but this is definitely the norm from my home/work— lack of quality barns and programs near me is my issue.
                      Proud member of the "Don't rush to kill wildlife" clique!


                      • #12
                        Mine are in my backyard about 200 feet from my door. but in return for having the horses at home i have a 20 minute commute to work i see them multiple times everyday, but they get worked every other day on a rotation.


                        • #13
                          Over the past 35 years (and three horses), it's been 10 miles from home, 6 miles from the train station, but last November, I was forced to.move and it was 25/23 miles each way during commute hours. It was miserable, and I only rode on the weekends, and one day during the week. In March, I was able to get into a barn only 5 minutes from my old barn, so I go every day, ride 5-6 days a week.


                          • #14
                            Closest was 5 minutes, longest was 40 minutes. Last 10 years, about 15 minutes. Semi retired so I go to barn 6 days a week. When I was working full time, 4-5 days, weather and travel schedule depending.


                            • #15
                              Closest boarding barn was 5-10 mins away, with me going daily or almost daily to see my horse.

                              Furthest barn was a 2 hr drive, with me making the trek about 3-4x/week. Kept my horse there for almost 6months during show season & while our barn was under construction... the wonderful care and instructors at this barn made the travel worth it and I had peace of mind that my horse was well looked after.

                              Now horses are home so I see them every day


                              • #16
                                40-50 minutes each way, 21 miles- just no direct way to go. 6 Days a week... its not a perfect scenario but my horse is happy


                                • #17
                                  37 miles, approx. 45-50 minutes each way. Further than I'd like but the care, training and facility are worth it, and pretty much anywhere I'd consider is going to be a 45 minute drive from my house, it is just a question of which interstate you will be on and which traffic you will fight!! But the route to this barn had express lanes open last year and that's been a huge help.


                                  • #18
                                    Horse is 45 minutes away from home, 30 away from work. My primary instructor is an hour away from both locations. The other professional I work with is about 59 minutes away.

                                    Sigh. (I miss the days of it all being 15-30 minutes away.)


                                    • #19
                                      I'm 33 miles from work (45-50 min) and 39 miles from home (45-50 min). I typically am down there 4-6 days a week depending on life, universe and if I can bribe a friend or pay my trainer to ride. My friend is enjoying my horse as much as I am and its working out for both of us. The closest I have ever lived to the barn was less than 5 miles to the barn from work and home. I sadly left that job and moved further and further away. :-(


                                      • #20
                                        35 minutes in ideal conditions. Up to an hour+ after work. 21 miles each way on the direct route.