Urban Ponies

Do you keep your horse(s) in rural, suburban, or urban facilities?

Urban (in or near a city)
Suburban (in or near a residential area of a city)
Rural (the country)

Total votes cast: 889

Comments & Write-in Answers

We live on 5 acres. Horses are stalled, and let out during day.

4/4/2011 10:10:40 PM

rural areas have less or no rules.

4/4/2011 9:08:46 PM

I keek them right behind my house in the country!!!

4/4/2011 8:49:49 PM

We have 7 acres and 2 horses.

4/4/2011 6:57:49 PM

Paradise for my horses!!!

4/4/2011 5:01:58 PM

At home on 15 acres of hay field.

4/4/2011 4:33:51 PM

Great area for riding - lots of dirt roads and open fields.

4/4/2011 3:49:18 PM

I keep my horse in a rural community. Homes there are on 3 or larger acre lots.

4/4/2011 3:49:07 PM

yes-convenient to stores

4/4/2011 3:39:06 PM

As always , I wosh I could have more pasture!

4/4/2011 3:27:38 PM


4/4/2011 3:26:23 PM

love it

4/4/2011 3:04:55 PM


4/4/2011 11:58:40 AM

Love it. Quite and beautiful.

4/4/2011 8:24:29 AM

Yes, it is not a very big stable but very horse friendly!!!

4/4/2011 6:55:53 AM

yes; it's at home

4/4/2011 6:37:09 AM

Meh. I wish it was closer.

4/3/2011 9:16:43 PM

usually! wish i was adjacent to state park!

4/3/2011 5:41:38 PM

my horses are on a half acre dirt lo with shade trees.they also have access to grass frequently.

4/3/2011 1:43:49 PM


4/3/2011 10:30:33 AM


4/3/2011 4:18:01 AM

It is rural but riding distance from a village and also many trails. Nice area.

4/3/2011 2:40:31 AM

Love It!

4/3/2011 12:08:27 AM

I'd less hog confinements!!!!!!!!!

4/2/2011 10:00:42 PM


4/2/2011 5:34:52 PM


4/2/2011 11:54:16 AM

Yes, sandy soil, many trees, lots of room

4/2/2011 11:47:00 AM

Dislike the area

4/2/2011 4:35:16 AM

Area was very rural when farm was established in 1992, unfortunately,suburbia is moving our way!

4/2/2011 4:20:54 AM


4/1/2011 10:59:23 PM

I keep them at home, near a small town but development is near so I will have to move. .. .

4/1/2011 10:37:08 PM

Love it 40 acres surrounded by national forrest miles of trails!!

4/1/2011 9:01:41 PM

our 7 horses live on our farm, along with goats cows donkeys ect.

4/1/2011 8:18:29 PM


4/1/2011 6:47:14 PM

One is right out side a small town the other is in the woods.

4/1/2011 4:30:01 PM

We are just 6 miles from town LOVE having all the conveniences but also being in a rural setting....

4/1/2011 1:43:29 PM


4/1/2011 1:34:03 PM


4/1/2011 11:08:40 AM

love it but would like a better tack shop

4/1/2011 10:51:06 AM

Too much mud, but we don't have many indoor riding facilities.

4/1/2011 10:38:17 AM

Yes, very much, lots of trails to ride inthe area,or I trailer my horse within a 20 mile radius to r

4/1/2011 9:08:24 AM

Most beautiful country there is!

4/1/2011 8:32:11 AM

I love it. Trails run along the streets all over town so you just walk out your driveway and ride

4/1/2011 2:25:54 AM


4/1/2011 12:49:02 AM

Yes have 4 acres and so near to everything.

4/1/2011 12:39:44 AM

no trails--must trailer out to ride in good areas

4/1/2011 12:08:06 AM

YES! very peaceful with lots of riding space!

3/31/2011 11:52:14 PM

too many people

3/31/2011 11:08:47 PM

very much

3/31/2011 9:41:29 PM

Yes except it is rapidly suburbanizing and loosing trails.

3/31/2011 9:17:52 PM


3/31/2011 9:03:02 PM

On our farm... wouldn't want them anywhere else!

3/31/2011 8:52:40 PM

i live across from a 44.000 acre trail system -little drive to work but love the wild trails

3/31/2011 8:49:12 PM

Yes; most homes are on 5+ acres and are zoned agricultural.

3/31/2011 8:37:06 PM

Yes as I have live here most of my life.

3/31/2011 6:58:20 PM

I preferred keeping them at home but sold the farm and now board in the country.

3/31/2011 6:41:39 PM

Yes, yes yes!!!!

3/31/2011 6:37:07 PM

Phoenix, AZ: County Park system has excellent trails.

3/31/2011 6:11:38 PM

love it

3/31/2011 6:04:38 PM


3/31/2011 5:56:12 PM

yes they are at my house

3/31/2011 5:38:43 PM


3/31/2011 5:31:19 PM


3/31/2011 5:02:48 PM

Yes, lots of places to work my ponies

3/31/2011 4:54:05 PM

It's the desert. Wicked hot in summer, wicked cold in winter, wicked windy in the spring and fall.

3/31/2011 4:22:14 PM

Like the area they have, detest the noisey neightbours

3/31/2011 4:17:19 PM

out where Christ left His slippers.

3/31/2011 4:00:57 PM

yes and no, we are on a main road through the area so its very busy

3/31/2011 4:00:09 PM


3/31/2011 3:53:13 PM

very much

3/31/2011 3:44:31 PM

Love it! Been here 25 years.

3/31/2011 3:02:59 PM

f has tons of trails very horse friendly

3/31/2011 2:42:18 PM

yes and no. I would rather have more places to trail ride in close proximity to the barn.

3/31/2011 2:29:58 PM


3/31/2011 2:24:16 PM

getting overdeveloped in my area

3/31/2011 2:12:36 PM

I have about 6 acres pasture and miles of trail, love it.

3/31/2011 1:45:39 PM

starting to get to populated

3/31/2011 12:09:08 PM

I love it! It's as close to paradise as the flat farmfields can get in Illinois.

3/31/2011 12:07:49 PM


3/31/2011 11:56:00 AM

it was rural when we moved here. I'd prefer less neighbors

3/31/2011 11:34:55 AM

I wish there were barns a little closer because I have to travel 30 minutes to and from the barn.

3/31/2011 11:33:11 AM

I hope to spend the rest of my life in the country

3/31/2011 11:20:04 AM

yes, it is my own yard

3/31/2011 10:57:01 AM

I live in Kentucky on a farm. What's not to like ?

3/31/2011 10:52:34 AM


3/31/2011 10:42:18 AM

Yes. We are fortunate to have around 400 acres of woods and farm fields to ride in.

3/31/2011 10:20:24 AM

Lucky to be in Lexington, KY - horse heaven. Otherwise, would be rural.

3/31/2011 10:19:29 AM

Like the country, don't like my neighbors and their loose dogs

3/31/2011 4:51:40 AM

yes. rural feel & appearance, but 10 mins. from town

3/31/2011 3:05:35 AM

We went out as far as was practical to get what we could afford to pay in board.

3/31/2011 1:58:16 AM

yup....plenty of pasture and the opportunity to be out as much as desired; many areas to ride, as we

3/31/2011 12:50:21 AM


3/30/2011 11:22:46 PM

You Betcha..That's why I moved here.

3/30/2011 11:16:44 PM

Our county has rated the area where we live at 0% growth from the next 20 years :)

3/30/2011 10:29:40 PM

yes,beautiful hilly country in Western New York State, lots of trails & wildlife

3/30/2011 10:11:39 PM

Yes - if we can keep the developers at bay!

3/30/2011 9:59:35 PM

love it! upstate NY is great horse country

3/30/2011 9:27:47 PM

it is ok getting crowded though

3/30/2011 9:09:23 PM

I like living in So Cal but they keep building on my trails. Now I have to trailer out.

3/30/2011 9:03:26 PM

sort of

3/30/2011 8:50:19 PM

Rural are being encroached upon by surburban developement. Sad situation

3/30/2011 8:44:47 PM

Fortunately, I hve 5 acres for my one horse.

3/30/2011 7:18:21 PM


3/30/2011 7:11:09 PM

It's a great area but all the expensive driving to everything is a drawback.

3/30/2011 7:03:24 PM

Mix of all 3, rural residential, horse property 45 miles from LA, Calif. More country than other 2.

3/30/2011 6:50:36 PM

Love it here on our farm. The horses are 75ft from back door. Can see them from every window.

3/30/2011 6:48:14 PM

They are within walking distance of my home. Just don't have the space.

3/30/2011 6:30:35 PM


3/30/2011 6:16:53 PM

yes, we have 80 acres; with 20 horses; farm is 15 min from shopping areas.

3/30/2011 6:07:01 PM

Yes, but I am in the middle of no mans land with no one close by to ride with.

3/30/2011 6:00:39 PM

I can ride the dirt roads near my house.

3/30/2011 5:56:40 PM


3/30/2011 5:48:58 PM

Peaceful English Norfolk countryside

3/30/2011 5:38:29 PM

YES! Love it :)

3/30/2011 5:07:56 PM

yes riding trails are right there also

3/30/2011 3:51:53 PM


3/30/2011 3:47:13 PM

Yes, we have 72 lovely acres, but traffic is increasing on our road

3/30/2011 3:37:10 PM

Used to be rural, in the Growth Boundary now. Still nice.

3/30/2011 2:43:21 PM

Yes, just wish development would stop.

3/30/2011 2:21:29 PM

yes, it is home

3/30/2011 2:00:26 PM

Love it! Miles of trails out my back yard.

3/30/2011 1:21:25 PM

I love having room and freedom for my horses to move!

3/30/2011 1:19:22 PM

Yes!!! We are in the middle of 2,000 acres

3/30/2011 1:19:13 PM

Yes. It is close to my house and the horses have some freedom to move about and "be horses"!

3/30/2011 1:18:07 PM

YES!! We have enough property to grow our own hay and have the horses turned out year round.

3/30/2011 1:04:22 PM

Live in Armstrong, BC and it's wonderful for horses and people

3/30/2011 12:29:05 PM


3/30/2011 11:59:04 AM

1 1/2 acre prop set up for five horses, outskirts of Phx, AZ desert-way out!

3/30/2011 11:16:14 AM

Yes, but a work in progress

3/30/2011 10:45:15 AM

horse heaven

3/30/2011 10:43:32 AM

I love it here: NY's Finger Lakes

3/30/2011 10:36:50 AM

Most of Vermont is rural :)

3/30/2011 10:36:45 AM

Rather too near a local road but good facilities otherwise

3/30/2011 10:19:22 AM

I'm VERY lucky with miles of protected riding right out of my stable

3/30/2011 10:11:19 AM

No, but at this time I don't have much choice, must work

3/30/2011 10:06:13 AM

boarding barn in outskirts of small town

3/30/2011 9:25:43 AM

yes it's on my farm with plenty of hay meadows for riding

3/30/2011 9:13:14 AM

The country is the place to have your horses.

3/30/2011 9:05:21 AM


3/30/2011 9:05:11 AM

land owners don't want you on their property. It's getting harder to ride near home.

3/30/2011 8:56:02 AM

I love where we live, lots of riding places & great trails

3/30/2011 8:49:22 AM

convenient to my home

3/30/2011 8:43:10 AM

Yes, although it's starting to fill with people.

3/30/2011 8:34:22 AM

not much. Very little horse activity

3/30/2011 8:12:22 AM


3/30/2011 8:03:00 AM

Country, Love it!

3/30/2011 7:55:43 AM

its getting harder with cuty people moving to the country and wanting to sanitize it

3/30/2011 7:54:51 AM

no but my trainer lives there

3/30/2011 7:38:36 AM

100% YES ! We have our own hay, 20 acres to let our KIDZ wander, and wonderful neighbors.

3/30/2011 7:26:45 AM

Yes, just wish we had a couple more acres for grazing

3/30/2011 7:19:15 AM

Yes - except for the bears!

3/30/2011 7:13:04 AM

considered 'semi rural'- too city for the country & too country for the city

3/30/2011 6:31:21 AM

yes. i am at a barn right outside of the san francisco city limits.. i get there via public transit!

3/30/2011 3:32:05 AM

Fairly rural-for So. Calif. May not be rural by other's standards. Constant fight w/ developers.

3/30/2011 2:57:36 AM

Don't like having to trailer to ride

3/30/2011 1:33:33 AM

Very convenient

3/30/2011 12:53:23 AM

Area is great but road is being widened and traffic is increasing - trails have been reduced

3/30/2011 12:49:16 AM

We love it - it is our home - We are lucky we can keep her at home.

3/30/2011 12:47:51 AM

Yes, it is peaceful and serene.

3/30/2011 12:02:20 AM

Love it..so peaceful and refreshing to come home to.

3/29/2011 11:59:59 PM

Yes and no....

3/29/2011 11:46:00 PM


3/29/2011 11:22:53 PM

It is the only place with decent facilities close to home while I save money to by my own property.

3/29/2011 11:20:55 PM


3/29/2011 11:10:42 PM


3/29/2011 11:01:06 PM

Malibu, next to the trails

3/29/2011 10:59:13 PM


3/29/2011 10:45:45 PM

At home in the country!

3/29/2011 10:42:55 PM

kept at home too!

3/29/2011 10:25:25 PM

Love this area but we need more improved pastures with less fescue.

3/29/2011 10:05:47 PM

180 acre Ky farm,,LOVE IT

3/29/2011 9:55:05 PM

In our backyard!!! (-K

3/29/2011 9:52:18 PM

Yes, it is close enough to be convenient but far enough away from the city to be good for horses

3/29/2011 9:43:29 PM

love it.

3/29/2011 9:38:37 PM

Dead end road, 112 acres.....love it!

3/29/2011 9:34:18 PM

fantas access to track and trails network in the noosa shire, queensland, australia. wouldn't swap

3/29/2011 9:20:42 PM

yes, it's my small farm in an annexed area

3/29/2011 9:20:31 PM

Yes, very much

3/29/2011 9:08:15 PM

We live in the northwoods, and it is horse friendly country. We keep our horses at home.

3/29/2011 9:02:14 PM


3/29/2011 8:58:07 PM

Near Del Mar, CA. Pretty darn good since I live in San Diego.

3/29/2011 8:52:17 PM

yes I love our place only wish we had 20 or 30 acres more.

3/29/2011 8:46:01 PM

Love the area, but wish there were more trails available nearby

3/29/2011 8:44:39 PM

YES, nice and quiet

3/29/2011 8:42:03 PM

Love it, been boarding my horses at the same ranch for almost 25 years!

3/29/2011 8:39:53 PM

LOVE it!!!

3/29/2011 8:29:23 PM

No, I wish it was further out. There is no place to ride.

3/29/2011 8:24:06 PM

The horses run loose on two hundren acres of ranch land.

3/29/2011 8:13:33 PM


3/29/2011 8:13:10 PM

its somewhere between rural and suburban

3/29/2011 8:10:13 PM

Yes! I have a grade school in back and wildlife refuge in front.

3/29/2011 7:59:18 PM

Love it! We're an equestrian community surrounded by wildlife management areas.

3/29/2011 7:52:16 PM

Love it. I wish it was closer to my house (suburbs) but the farm is great and horse is very happy.

3/29/2011 7:51:10 PM


3/29/2011 7:38:42 PM

LOve it!!!!!

3/29/2011 7:35:05 PM

Love the area as it is only a 5 minute drive from my home

3/29/2011 7:32:55 PM

Rural is the best - nice and quiet!

3/29/2011 7:31:50 PM

I used to live in a rural area. Now it is a suburban area and continues to grow.

3/29/2011 7:26:46 PM

Yes, except new city people moving in!

3/29/2011 7:25:51 PM

love it

3/29/2011 7:22:52 PM

Yes, it's home.

3/29/2011 7:17:56 PM

Excellent horse area in Maryland w/fields & fairly quiet roads for riding.

3/29/2011 7:17:00 PM

Yes, I will keep htem rural until I don't have that option.

3/29/2011 7:15:39 PM

Yes, it is my own property

3/29/2011 7:15:18 PM

I rent a barn

3/29/2011 7:14:20 PM


3/29/2011 7:14:14 PM

Love it. They are in my backyard.

3/29/2011 7:11:25 PM


3/29/2011 7:10:21 PM


3/29/2011 6:58:13 PM

We live in Michigan and love the area

3/29/2011 6:57:13 PM

Yes, excepy for flooding

3/29/2011 6:38:24 PM

No, housing development all around. No fopen range for riding.

3/29/2011 6:23:05 PM

Yes very much

3/29/2011 6:22:58 PM

Barely out of village limits, but seconds away from town

3/29/2011 6:16:18 PM

not very horse friendly and too much mud.

3/29/2011 6:08:49 PM

Very nice; lots of horses in my region

3/29/2011 6:05:13 PM

No, too many neighbors, and a busy side road. Not many places to ride.

3/29/2011 6:03:09 PM

love it, tho it is now becoming a bit more "crowded ' than when we first moved here 35 years ago...

3/29/2011 5:53:10 PM


3/29/2011 5:51:32 PM

not really - there is no infrastructure to trail ride

3/29/2011 5:50:38 PM

Absolutely love it. We board now, are looking to move there.

3/29/2011 5:50:09 PM

Yes,but it was rural when we moved here 31 years ago.

3/29/2011 5:46:14 PM

no I would like more places to ride

3/29/2011 5:45:19 PM

Love it... KY Bluegrass..

3/29/2011 5:42:23 PM

Yes. It is beautiful with access to 27 miles of trails around a lake.

3/29/2011 5:32:01 PM

we are stationed at Fort Riley and board about 20 miles away in the country

3/29/2011 5:27:49 PM

I live in a very small town in a remote region of Utah high Desert. I love it here!

3/29/2011 5:24:21 PM

Rural with lots of places to trail ride and unwind!

3/29/2011 5:22:00 PM

Live here 26 years; open trail riding; love rural lifestyle.

3/29/2011 5:20:41 PM

Love it! Polk County NC is very horse-friendly

3/29/2011 5:15:03 PM

I have my horses on my own property in Montana and love it..

3/29/2011 5:14:37 PM

Yes. My horse see different things that she wouldn't see on the trail

3/29/2011 5:04:55 PM

Yes...we love Lone Star Stables where we keep our horses!

3/29/2011 5:04:47 PM


3/29/2011 5:01:28 PM

It use to be rural 20 years ago but it has transitioned to a suburb now and we can't wait to move!

3/29/2011 4:57:39 PM

We love living in Vermont.

3/29/2011 4:56:48 PM

Need more space

3/29/2011 4:54:52 PM

Love it. I lived in the city for a long time. Now I'm back in the country with my horse.

3/29/2011 4:52:34 PM

10 mins from a big city, but will be moving to a rural area closer to a city we actually like

3/29/2011 4:51:09 PM

I have my horse at my 6 acre farm and LOVE IT!

3/29/2011 4:49:57 PM

not any more. 35 years ago we were country.

3/29/2011 4:43:29 PM

I love living on the edge of nowhere, lots of riding room

3/29/2011 4:41:34 PM

it is great having my horses at my house

3/29/2011 4:39:49 PM

yes I have all 4 of my horses at home outside my bedroom window :)

3/29/2011 4:35:59 PM

We are fortunate to live in NW CO where land is not as expensive and we have 250 acs for our horses

3/29/2011 4:33:51 PM

but suburbia is closing in fast!

3/29/2011 4:28:44 PM

I have 3 acres and 4 horses - the best life

3/29/2011 4:27:10 PM

love it - can ride all day and see no one

3/29/2011 4:25:52 PM

Rural-Best for horses & owners

3/29/2011 4:25:33 PM

We used to be in coutnry but suburbia is quickly taking over!!

3/29/2011 4:20:48 PM

very much

3/29/2011 4:17:13 PM

love it in the country

3/29/2011 4:14:03 PM

Can't beat having 200,000 acres of trails out my back door

3/29/2011 4:13:45 PM

Farmland on 2 sides, horse property on 1 side, floodplain on the other!

3/29/2011 4:13:21 PM

Yes, neighbors also have horses so we combine riding area by sharing trails and ride together.

3/29/2011 4:12:05 PM

I think it is a rural community with suburban sprawl -- cows and corn and housing developments.

3/29/2011 4:10:01 PM


3/29/2011 4:08:19 PM

I LOVE IT! NO NEIGHBORS to bother my horses or dogs.

3/29/2011 4:00:16 PM

Yes, but it is definitely growing with population.

3/29/2011 3:57:32 PM

Love it!

3/29/2011 3:55:58 PM


3/29/2011 3:51:19 PM

Yes--but wish it were closer to large riding acreages

3/29/2011 3:47:05 PM


3/29/2011 3:44:51 PM

I LOVE it!

3/29/2011 3:43:25 PM

Shadow Hills, NE Los Angeles. Love it!

3/29/2011 3:42:13 PM


3/29/2011 3:41:04 PM

It was REALLY rural here 20 yrs. ago.Now, a lot more humans--oh well.

3/29/2011 3:39:10 PM


3/29/2011 3:38:04 PM

Too built up for me - we are an oasisi!

3/29/2011 3:36:09 PM

Not large enough but does the job

3/29/2011 3:34:48 PM

Wish it was closer, but adore the acreage

3/29/2011 3:34:17 PM

I like it but too many people live here now.

3/29/2011 3:33:32 PM

Our Horses run free on 70 acres.

3/29/2011 3:30:15 PM

they live in their own barn in my backyard

3/29/2011 3:29:51 PM

I am lucky enough to have 20 acres of good pasture

3/29/2011 3:27:13 PM

yes, my horse lives at my house

3/29/2011 3:27:10 PM

We have a 10 acre hobby farm

3/29/2011 3:26:22 PM


3/29/2011 3:25:15 PM

very much ... I just wished that I lived there, too, instead of in the suburbs an hour away

3/29/2011 3:24:59 PM

We love our little farm. It is in one of MD's few "green zones!"

3/29/2011 3:21:28 PM


3/29/2011 3:18:50 PM

I love the country life! Just glad we have 320 acres to bunker us from any neighbors.

3/29/2011 3:17:25 PM


3/29/2011 3:17:12 PM


3/29/2011 3:17:01 PM

yes, very much!

3/29/2011 3:14:19 PM

Yes--I built it 13 years ago for the purposes of returning to the country and having horses again.

3/29/2011 3:12:23 PM


3/29/2011 3:07:42 PM

Absolutely - fresh air and no city noise

3/29/2011 3:00:47 PM

I am adjacent to 20 miles of trails and a 5-acre equestrian showgrounds.

3/29/2011 3:00:07 PM

OK, but city people that don't understand farms are moving in closer all the time

3/29/2011 2:59:37 PM


3/29/2011 2:58:58 PM

Yes. I live in an area called Bridle Trails where there's a 470 acres st park just for horses.

3/29/2011 2:58:49 PM

Yes because this area has a high number of horse properties, therefore no neighbor problems

3/29/2011 2:52:38 PM

Love it! Auburn, CA is the best horse area in the area.

3/29/2011 2:52:36 PM

Our rural life beats city life 100%

3/29/2011 2:52:34 PM

wish it was rural...

3/29/2011 2:51:15 PM


3/29/2011 2:49:48 PM

Yes . . . they're in my backyard.

3/29/2011 2:46:02 PM


3/29/2011 2:43:50 PM

Yes, can ride on my property or on nearby trails. Don't have to deal with many cars or bikes

3/29/2011 2:43:21 PM

Except for high NC taxes, we love the place.

3/29/2011 2:32:28 PM

We have a 36 acre farm but really are in a suburban area.

3/29/2011 2:30:23 PM


3/29/2011 2:22:02 PM

it's perfect, close to everything with over 100 miles of horse trails!

3/29/2011 2:18:40 PM


3/29/2011 12:23:48 PM

Mountain bikes and loose dogs are a constant hazard on the equestrian trails.

3/29/2011 12:10:22 PM


3/29/2011 11:58:53 AM

we have a barn with 7 acres

3/29/2011 11:07:25 AM


3/29/2011 10:08:35 AM

LOVE it! The Endless Mountians of Pa is a wonderful place to have horses. Absilutly beautiful views!

3/29/2011 9:39:02 AM

we must commute 21 miles one way to the care facility we have our horse at but it is worthevery mile

3/29/2011 9:31:13 AM

Yes, secluded but not too far away from essential shopping!

3/29/2011 9:30:14 AM

I board my horse at a rural farm about 25 minutes outside my home in suburbia.

3/29/2011 9:15:17 AM