If you have ever moved to a new place you know how hard it can be to find a new place to ride. I recently moved to Boulder from Connecticut and I discovered that finding a new barn and a new horse can be difficult. I spent the majority of my life riding at the same barn and riding my own horses, or when I got older, the horse I leased. When I got to Boulder however, I was surprised to find that finding the right place for me was not going to be easy. As many of you know, if you read my first post, I have spent a lot of time riding English, so naturally, I was looking for a place to ride English. So I went online and searched for barns in the Boulder area with an eventing training program. No luck at first. So, I changed my tactics, I thought, maybe I should look for a horse to lease instead. So I went back to the web and searched for “horses for lease in Colorado.” Once again, no luck. I started to get really frustrated, how is it that there is no where near Boulder for me to ride! So I started to ask around, I went into a local tack shop and asked the women at the counter if she knew any good places. She told me that , Parker, Colorado, has a large English and Eventing community, but it’s over an hour away. Being a student, that commute was out of the question. So I almost gave up. Finally, while browsing through endless ads for horses in Florida (very unhelpful) I found an ad for a barn, 30 minutes away, with a dressage program and a few horses for lease. So I went to check it out, and it was perfect! It had the perfect atmosphere for me and the horses are great! Have you ever moved without your horses? Did you find a new place to ride when you did? Tell me about it by leaving a comment below!

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