Saturday, July 2, 2016

Question for Movers

So my question to my equestrian blogger friends is... If you have moved away from your home town... How easy was it? And do you have any tips because I'm pretty much done here. I have a select few friends I would obviously hate to leave but once again I just feel like I'm stuck in a circle and my only saving grace is that 16hh brown-eyed quarter horse. And the dog of course. I'm really not in a financial state to just take off but I feel like if I keep waiting, I'm going to miss that open door I've been waiting for. And the other question is, where should I go?

In other news, we're making up for our clinic fails and I set up my course yesterday and today with the same angle exercise we totally bombed at. First try yesterday, nailed it. So today I just went around and popped over what I had set up but mainly worked on trot sets. He's spent so much time with his head up like a giraffe that he's looking much more like a thoroughbred and less like my thick cow horse. Plus we've got a hunter pace coming up so have to make sure we have enough stamina to get through the Hunter Division! Whoop whoop! Super excited.

He's been super soft and agreeable lately which I'm really happy about because of all the crap that was going on. I haven't started the Gastrogard yet because I want to make sure we're deep into the last month of Doxy so we can nail whatever irritation we get from that. I think it's a good plan at least, the vet I talked to seemed pretty in different about it.

I've been dying to go for a gallop out in the field but the deer flies are ridiculous and I just can't deal. And then our fearless leader Chevy ended up going lame in his hind end so he's laid up at home. He'll be going in for rads on Friday, *fingers crossed it's not a cruciate* - Our vet did feel something that could be some early arthritis which he was really surprised about due to the fact Chevy is 5 and super fit and trim for a lab. Plus super active... I think it's time to look into some joint support for me, the horse, and the dog. Yay! The supplement game!

Okay, here's some pictures.



Only ONE cross-rail! Balls are growing!

7 Comments:

At July 2, 2016 at 8:41 PM , Blogger Stephanie said...

I moved from south of Nashville, Tennessee to Wichita, Kansas just a couple of months after I finished college. It was a really interesting experience! The internet made things much easier- I found a place to live, determined it was beyond my budget to have my horses boarded there, and did a lot of research about the city online. Wichita wasn't glamorous, but it was different and gave me a chance to experience living in a real city. When I moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma a year later, I got to enjoy learning about a new place all over again.


I don't mind being far away from my family and longtime friends, but I do miss the landscape and culture of Tennessee more than I thought I would. I've made new friends in Oklahoma through the horses, which I can now afford to have again. I think about moving back east sometimes, but it seems much more complicated than it was a few years ago!

There are good resources online to compare cost of living and look for housing, jobs, and horse places. Use them! And go visit a place you think you'd like to move to and get a feel for it. Think about what's really important to you- for example, I don't want to live somewhere with harsh winters, bad Mexican food, or no eventing. (I have the first two covered here, but am working to improve the third.) Minnesota wouldn't work for me, but Texas would.

Sorry to write a book in your comments section! If you want to leave, save up and take the plunge! It might not be what your expected, but it'll be an adventure!

 
At July 2, 2016 at 8:50 PM , Blogger Madeline C. said...

This was perfect and exactly what I was looking for. Thanks :) I'm so back and forth but you're right, definitely need to save up a bit but then just do it. I can always come back right? Another part is having my own trailer would make it so much easier hahaha.

 
At July 2, 2016 at 9:29 PM , Blogger KateRose said...

I have done a few moves, although not that far away from home (even two hours can really change things up). If you are feeling stuck then start planning a change! Even making plans makes me feel a bit better. You'll find horse friends wherever you go :)

 
At July 3, 2016 at 12:08 AM , Blogger Hillary H said...

My first move away was to Nash and I have Kyle but I would say having the dogs and the horses helps so much! Finding a good barn is like built in friends. ;)

Nashville is pretty dang cool if you're taking suggestions. And I know someone that regularly looks for dog sitters and my BO is always looking for good reasonably priced farm sitters too ;)

 
At July 3, 2016 at 12:53 AM , Blogger L.Williams said...

I didn't move that far away from my home town, I'm still in the same geographic region, its comfortable in that I can go visit when I want but don't do it that much. Distance is good. Just choose a place you can live and work and play without too much hassle.

 
At July 3, 2016 at 1:35 AM , Blogger T said...

I've never regretted a move, but the best ones have always been to places with a good wage as compared to cost of living, plus a good horsey community. Best of luck ☺

 
At July 5, 2016 at 2:30 PM , Blogger Carly said...

I think the biggest thing to overcome is to stop making excuses. There's always one more reason to stay, one more reason why you can't take the plunge *just yet*. Sometimes you just have to jump. :)

 

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Question for Movers

So my question to my equestrian blogger friends is... If you have moved away from your home town... How easy was it? And do you have any tips because I'm pretty much done here. I have a select few friends I would obviously hate to leave but once again I just feel like I'm stuck in a circle and my only saving grace is that 16hh brown-eyed quarter horse. And the dog of course. I'm really not in a financial state to just take off but I feel like if I keep waiting, I'm going to miss that open door I've been waiting for. And the other question is, where should I go?

In other news, we're making up for our clinic fails and I set up my course yesterday and today with the same angle exercise we totally bombed at. First try yesterday, nailed it. So today I just went around and popped over what I had set up but mainly worked on trot sets. He's spent so much time with his head up like a giraffe that he's looking much more like a thoroughbred and less like my thick cow horse. Plus we've got a hunter pace coming up so have to make sure we have enough stamina to get through the Hunter Division! Whoop whoop! Super excited.

He's been super soft and agreeable lately which I'm really happy about because of all the crap that was going on. I haven't started the Gastrogard yet because I want to make sure we're deep into the last month of Doxy so we can nail whatever irritation we get from that. I think it's a good plan at least, the vet I talked to seemed pretty in different about it.

I've been dying to go for a gallop out in the field but the deer flies are ridiculous and I just can't deal. And then our fearless leader Chevy ended up going lame in his hind end so he's laid up at home. He'll be going in for rads on Friday, *fingers crossed it's not a cruciate* - Our vet did feel something that could be some early arthritis which he was really surprised about due to the fact Chevy is 5 and super fit and trim for a lab. Plus super active... I think it's time to look into some joint support for me, the horse, and the dog. Yay! The supplement game!

Okay, here's some pictures.



Only ONE cross-rail! Balls are growing!