Poll

Hauling Off-Property

With fuel prices rising, how often do you haul your horse off-property to ride?

Weekly or more
15%
92
1-3 times per month
25%
159
Once every couple of months
11%
68
Just a few times a year
25%
154
Never, my horse doesn't leave the property
25%
155

Total votes cast: 628

Comments & Write-in Answers

avud trail rider and lucky to have the trails within an hour's drive!

4/9/2012 11:20:53 PM

1-3 times per month but only to compete... I can't afford to haul to ride

4/9/2012 11:00:07 PM

Have no choice, as there is litte to no local riding

4/8/2012 10:40:15 PM

can't afford m y own truck and trailer

4/7/2012 9:01:16 PM

varies depending on time of year

4/7/2012 2:10:56 AM

we trailer out 5 times a week for endurance training. Average trip is 45 minutes one way (38 miles)

4/6/2012 11:18:00 PM

Sometimes just need to give them a change!!

4/6/2012 6:05:20 PM

mostly shows,

4/6/2012 4:37:48 PM

used to be alot more frequent

4/6/2012 11:49:43 AM

Hauling now in a 2 H BP, decreased trailer size to afford trailering

4/6/2012 8:35:34 AM

I'm retired. Have not been able to take him somewhere to ride has become impossible. Gas prices!

4/6/2012 2:12:06 AM

I haul my horse into the racetrack everyday to work. If we don't work, we don't eat.

4/5/2012 6:09:53 PM

Fuel price is not the issue-2 older horses and grad school are!

4/5/2012 4:11:29 PM

Depends on own time when we can get away--the horses usually go along.

4/5/2012 3:46:05 PM

I am cutting way back on traveling anywhere for anything!

4/5/2012 3:24:42 PM

better stay close to home, gas is way to high!

4/5/2012 3:18:33 PM

it was every weekend and 1x during the week...until the high gas prices stopped our travel.

4/5/2012 1:41:32 PM

once a week

4/5/2012 10:00:26 AM

weekly our winter months and less in the hot summer hence the average of 1-3x per month

4/5/2012 4:59:05 AM

I have several miles of trails on my own property

4/4/2012 7:38:45 PM

I ride the closer trails more when gas prices are higher

4/4/2012 4:30:45 PM

We are blessed to have 72 lovely acres, much of it in riding trails as well as a ring, roundpen, etc

4/4/2012 3:51:19 PM

25km to the track every morning

4/4/2012 3:42:06 PM

Seasonal with horses leaving property much more often in late spring, summer and early Fall

4/4/2012 2:28:06 PM

we try to trailer pool if possible-hauling another horse in our 2 horse trailer and share gas cost

4/4/2012 11:48:38 AM

I have an outdoor arena at home and trail access.

4/4/2012 11:32:51 AM

Have 3 endurance horses and only an arena on my property

4/4/2012 11:17:28 AM

We are not showing this year due to fuel prices.

4/4/2012 11:09:40 AM

my parents don't own a trailer!

4/4/2012 9:14:12 AM

We try to get out once a month for clinic, lesson or show

4/4/2012 7:20:06 AM

Our neighborhood has grown up around us and there is only one small piece of conservation land near.

4/4/2012 7:09:54 AM

My mare is retired at 25 years old and there are trails on the property. Do not leave the barn.

4/4/2012 2:38:54 AM

we have in & outdoor rings + trails on and very near property don't need to leave to ride

4/4/2012 12:35:52 AM

I do not have good riding facilities at home

4/3/2012 11:22:20 PM

Fortunately I have a lot desert trails near my home, & my trainer lives just 1/2 mi down the road

4/3/2012 10:42:12 PM

Used to be more except we moved them off the farm to a boarding facility.

4/3/2012 8:51:58 PM

I can ride directly off my boarding property.

4/3/2012 8:31:39 PM

My horse hauls to lessons and shows. I travel less in my daily life to save.

4/3/2012 7:25:29 PM

I have had to severly adjust my horse shows to only one or two local because of the fuel prices.

4/3/2012 6:31:27 PM

Only taking to shows once a month now

4/3/2012 6:15:26 PM

I lease 100 acres plus access to another 300 and a national park.

4/3/2012 6:07:25 PM

Sometimes only a couple miles away

4/3/2012 5:52:25 PM

He lives on 142 acres. We ride around home--we're very lucky.

4/3/2012 5:32:44 PM

Hauled to riding lesson weekly. To the vet as needed. To about four shows a year.

4/3/2012 5:22:06 PM

I ride off my property, but I don't have to haul as I live on the edge of nowhere.

4/3/2012 5:05:17 PM

Finding the disease of horse and it' prevention would help in improving the economy of the country.

4/3/2012 5:03:09 PM

In the past I just rode from the barn to the park but traffic got rto heavy

4/3/2012 4:48:48 PM

when i travel I go for a few days

4/3/2012 4:42:12 PM

Just to ranch sorting events and sorting practice.

4/3/2012 4:37:28 PM

i take barrel racing lessons at a different stable.

4/3/2012 4:27:56 PM

once a week trail ride

4/3/2012 4:26:56 PM

as fuel prices go up, taking my horse anywhere will decline!

4/3/2012 3:59:02 PM

Only for competition

4/3/2012 3:55:22 PM

Once a month-vet or trailride

4/3/2012 3:44:41 PM

don't have a trailer!

4/3/2012 3:44:04 PM

We have also cut WAY back on traveling to shows & pay vet for farm call instead of trailering to vet

4/3/2012 2:53:45 PM

we haul horses to support Rescue Equine events. Our family supports the Rescue groups100%

4/3/2012 11:24:47 AM

I do leave the property but I ride off. I live next to a reserve that I can ride through and on.

4/3/2012 11:18:24 AM