Poll

Location, Location

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

Rural
78%
453
Suburban
20%
115
Urban
2%
13

Total votes cast: 581

Comments & Write-in Answers

50 acres originly cow farm from 1800's / 15 mi west of boston

1/9/2012 11:41:30 PM

My horses are in a county run stable less than 20 miles by a large reservation in a populated area.

1/9/2012 9:35:49 PM

We keep them on our own acreage

1/9/2012 9:16:18 PM

lucky to have own barn; LOVE old barns

1/9/2012 8:18:45 PM

It's so good to have my horses at home.

1/9/2012 8:03:27 PM

1920's remolded log burley tobacco barn

1/9/2012 5:55:03 PM

it was fairly rural when we moved here 30yrs ago but is becoming a suburb of NYC

1/9/2012 1:29:53 PM

An almost 300 year old farm (formerly a forge) in SE Pennsylvania. There are three families here.

1/8/2012 7:34:15 PM

our horses are six miles from our home office.

1/8/2012 7:21:39 PM

horse farm 50 ac. In agriculture area cows corn alfalfa 90 miles from nyc

1/8/2012 6:40:07 PM

67 acrefarm

1/8/2012 3:50:16 PM

50 acres of heaven

1/8/2012 3:35:17 PM

on the farm

1/8/2012 3:01:23 PM

NY- 13 acres of pasture -- love it!

1/8/2012 11:58:42 AM

My horses and I live in rural Southeastern Ohio. We are surrounded by Wayne National Forest.

1/7/2012 10:25:24 PM

On our 15 acre Virginia farm

1/7/2012 6:59:46 PM

Fortunate enough to have horses at home on 5 1/2 acres.

1/7/2012 4:14:10 PM

15 horse boarding facility with both indoor and outdoor arenas and hills to ride on just up the road

1/7/2012 12:45:47 PM

we live in 10 acre minimums

1/7/2012 11:05:01 AM

lucky (sometimes anyway!) to have my own 16 acres!

1/7/2012 10:12:41 AM

I have 2 horses on c 6 acres of grazing in Leitrim, Ireland. Mostly clay, very wet, hard to manage.

1/7/2012 9:06:09 AM

I have 5 acres about 20minutes outside of a major city where I keep my horses in my back yard.

1/7/2012 8:45:19 AM

It was rural when we moved here thirty years ago.

1/7/2012 7:20:25 AM

We have two horses: a 7-year old gelding paint and a 24 year old quarter horse. We provide these ho

1/7/2012 12:46:28 AM

We have just gotten back into livestock. We live on just 2 acres that are irrigated and lush.

1/6/2012 11:50:08 PM

I inherited the farm my folks bought in 1959.

1/6/2012 8:51:12 PM

we have a 2.5 acre pasture that we keep them on

1/6/2012 2:39:35 PM

My horse farm is in the country in Virginia, about an hour's drive northwest from Richmond.

1/6/2012 2:34:20 PM

Very close to town, but back in the hills -

1/6/2012 11:11:30 AM

I'm a trail rider. I don't want to be cutting through subdivisions to ride.

1/6/2012 10:59:26 AM

They are in my pasture behind my house.

1/6/2012 7:40:06 AM

Called Rural but the city Tornoto is moving in on us

1/6/2012 7:39:25 AM

160 natural acres w/2 dz cattle

1/5/2012 10:53:44 PM

We might have Hunters but we like rural for trails, too!

1/5/2012 8:02:15 PM

I live in a rural area now, and it is more affordable to keep horses. No more boarding.

1/5/2012 7:21:55 PM

A small ranch 15 miles from a city.

1/5/2012 6:08:03 PM

we own a boarding stable in a rural area that can accomodate up to 16 or 17 horses in SC.

1/5/2012 5:07:47 PM

at home, 3 horses, barn and 5 acres of pasture.

1/5/2012 4:00:42 PM

Dry paddocks with ~6 acres of pasture turnout

1/5/2012 3:59:22 PM

love it

1/5/2012 3:38:32 PM

Stable with 24/7 free choice 40 foot run, mimimal Pasture time.

1/5/2012 3:24:10 PM

100 acres of pasture with free choice to the barn/water/hay. Stalls with deep bedding for inclement.

1/5/2012 3:20:56 PM

We thank God that my wife and I can have our horses at home with us.

1/5/2012 2:34:43 PM

small 11 acre hobby farm 15 km from town

1/5/2012 2:32:34 PM

1 QH mare 10YO 1 donkey 33YO, 1 minidonkey 11YO. all rescues finally living the life they deserve!

1/5/2012 1:45:14 PM

after natural h

1/5/2012 1:13:35 PM

We live just outside the City Limits but have 2 acres. I ride on the street.

1/5/2012 11:02:25 AM

My 4 horses live on my families farm. Two were my kids pony lub Znd event hires and 2 were adopted.

1/5/2012 7:05:05 AM

I keep my horses in my own stable near my family house

1/5/2012 5:07:13 AM

We have just under 6 acres on the edge of town. Wish it was closer to trails

1/4/2012 11:54:26 PM

We have 10 acres of pasture and paddocks with a nice barn and 2 lean-to's

1/4/2012 10:17:15 PM

Boarded on a postage stamp paddock.....praying for the farm...soon to come!

1/4/2012 10:00:07 PM

Ranch - 1000 acres

1/4/2012 9:46:20 PM

we live in rural Fl. and have miles of dirt road to ride. Can beat it. saves hauling just to ride.

1/4/2012 9:27:02 PM

on my own farm in the annexed area

1/4/2012 9:18:52 PM

Last house on the culdesac, with non-horse suburban adjacent houses. Some peple love, some too much

1/4/2012 9:15:00 PM

137 acres in Kentucky

1/4/2012 8:04:52 PM

we have 360 acres of sand - we grow some cereal crops, some hay but mostly just pasture and riding

1/4/2012 7:41:07 PM

Magnolias & Snowbirds Natural Stables. Horses are stabled and fed naturally.

1/4/2012 5:16:55 PM

We have 5 acres, a 7 stall barn and 60x120 indoor riding arena. We also rent an additional 12 acres

1/4/2012 5:06:53 PM

at home on mule ranch

1/4/2012 4:37:06 PM

Rural as in quite a few miles away from closest town

1/4/2012 4:29:52 PM

Boarding barn in community smaller than 2,000 ppl

1/4/2012 4:24:51 PM

Within city limits, but on a major wash that allows for access to riding.

1/4/2012 3:40:11 PM

my horses and I live on a 50 acre ranch

1/4/2012 3:16:29 PM

my own farm with lots of access to roads and trails to ride on.

1/4/2012 3:12:59 PM

my horses live with me on my own ranch.

1/4/2012 3:07:27 PM

the area USE to be rural....

1/4/2012 12:34:08 PM

We live on the edge of nowhere (not the middle). Very rural.

1/4/2012 12:09:28 PM

Just moved them on my sister's ranch 15 mins away until we can move out of town to property in 3 yrs

1/4/2012 11:38:08 AM

Northern California. Grass turnout daily. Beautiful country setting.Covered arena, gallop track.

1/4/2012 11:37:27 AM

urban,and it sucks!!!!

1/4/2012 10:02:27 AM

100 acre farm 15 mins from 3 small cities

1/4/2012 9:19:02 AM

Live in Equestrian community

1/4/2012 9:17:52 AM

I have 3 acres and 2 horses. They are outside 24/7 with access to a shelter, if needed.

1/4/2012 9:13:08 AM

we own a small acreage outside a small town.

1/4/2012 8:13:56 AM

9 horses on 12 acres; horses brought in barn during severe weather.

1/4/2012 7:51:34 AM

In a Hamlet, rent 4 fields surrounded by trees and hedges, 2 of them have big trees dotted around

1/4/2012 7:44:08 AM

Turnout carefully monitored, so less chance of injury from bad footing....muddy or icy conditions.I

1/4/2012 3:02:25 AM

but development nearby development is always o concern to us. Us and neighbors holding our ground

1/4/2012 12:50:36 AM

I have 5 horses on 10 acres of land. It is a horse-friendly community made up of homes on 2-20 or s

1/4/2012 12:08:11 AM

A great boarding place. A real learning community! Natural horsemanship. Liberty!!!

1/3/2012 11:51:16 PM

I live in Chicago, and gladly drive 3x's a week out to the facility/trainer I value.

1/3/2012 11:36:24 PM

We live on 37 acres but are within blocks of urban area

1/3/2012 11:30:46 PM

i keep my 15 year old arabian mare @ my house!

1/3/2012 11:08:49 PM

Fabulous care provided. Expensive, but well worth it. It's located in Virginia horse country.

1/3/2012 9:57:04 PM

My property used to be rural but like most of So. Cal. it is not anymore! e

1/3/2012 9:49:22 PM

A horse needs to live like a horse not confined

1/3/2012 9:06:14 PM

stall/pasture rental. 6 dedicated owners w/15 horses. 90 acre pasture w/pond & stream. Perfect!

1/3/2012 8:41:59 PM

We stable at a military installation.

1/3/2012 8:41:58 PM

Our horses live in a JUNKYARD and they love it! They're super bombproofed

1/3/2012 8:30:13 PM

It used to be rural, but now there are houses everywhere.

1/3/2012 8:27:07 PM

Beautiful pastures with large trees and huge (20x40) private covered stall. The owners are great!

1/3/2012 8:15:15 PM

I live in a subdivision on 2.5 acres and have an Arabian and thoroughbred.

1/3/2012 7:59:57 PM

On my own property

1/3/2012 7:30:29 PM

Home is within 20 minutes of mid sized city.

1/3/2012 7:17:47 PM

Horses need lots of turn out time and space!

1/3/2012 7:07:14 PM

My own 10 acres

1/3/2012 6:51:52 PM

on our dairy farm

1/3/2012 6:47:54 PM

They are ranch horses that stay out on pasture year around down here in Texas.

1/3/2012 6:47:38 PM

I call it Suburban, as our City is not really "Urban."

1/3/2012 6:34:19 PM

They have pasture and run in shelters and a heated barn for the very cold days

1/3/2012 6:22:13 PM

I board my horse at a small private farm 10 minutes away from my suburban home.

1/3/2012 6:08:15 PM

at my house on about 1.25 acres

1/3/2012 5:43:51 PM

Have horse property in Arizona desert, lots of trails near us

1/3/2012 5:18:06 PM

My horse lives with me on 10 acres

1/3/2012 5:13:30 PM

becoming more suburban every day

1/3/2012 5:07:50 PM

5 miles from city

1/3/2012 4:37:27 PM

Thirteen (how lucky lol) acreas, multiple turn outs and two stalls

1/3/2012 4:33:09 PM

Our property is in a rural area of our township, but the community is fast becoming suburban.

1/3/2012 4:26:32 PM

7 acres of good pasture for 2 horses and one pony. Stalled at night in cold winter months at night.

1/3/2012 4:25:38 PM

On the family farm, where I grew up and still live. I am truly blessed.

1/3/2012 4:13:07 PM

Pony Club on 60 acres in a small suburb

1/3/2012 4:07:29 PM

Two horses kept in 1 acre paddock with run in stall.

1/3/2012 4:02:58 PM

Very thankfully, we keep two horses on our five acre farm.

1/3/2012 4:02:22 PM

20 acre pasture, stall only if sick or very clean!

1/3/2012 3:59:42 PM

20 acre pasture with a run in shelter approx 10 mins from town

1/3/2012 3:57:42 PM

own farm/barns

1/3/2012 3:47:56 PM

I am lucky to live in horse country of New Jersey--beautiful barn, great care, many riding friends

1/3/2012 3:47:03 PM

board on 70-acre farm

1/3/2012 3:46:07 PM

I love the country!

1/3/2012 3:45:54 PM

grasss pasture summer. Paddocks with loafing shed winter.

1/3/2012 3:36:14 PM

surrounded by forest and a ranch; lots of logging roads to ride/drive on

1/3/2012 2:42:13 PM

I have my own barn with 20 acres just outside a small rural village. It is great.

1/3/2012 2:39:52 PM

23 acres

1/3/2012 2:30:54 PM

It just wouldn't be "home" without my 10 horses and 3 goats - life in the country is wonderful.

1/3/2012 2:23:54 PM

Farm ringed by subdivisions.

1/3/2012 2:04:28 PM

I live in a suburban area but keep my horse about 8 miles away on a rural farm.

1/3/2012 1:31:40 PM

3 1/2 acres total with dry lot individual pens and walk in stalls. 2 acre turnout used.

1/3/2012 1:20:23 PM

Miles of dirt roads to ride, farmland surrounds our place

1/3/2012 11:14:36 AM

Unfortunately, it is NOT as rural as it once was.

1/3/2012 10:00:25 AM