I know it's just business in the end, but does anyone get really, really attached to the boarding barn they're at and the people there? I've been at the same boarding barn for 5+ years now and I love it. However, I've recently moved (originally, I was less than 20 minutes from the barn) and the drive from my house to the barn is over an hour one way in good traffic and optimal weather. With gas prices creeping up to $1.40 CDN a liter and my truck being thirsty all the time, plus the fact I already spend a huge chunk of time commuting to work, I just can't seem to find the energy to see my horses as much as I used to. I went on the weekend, drove the hour and got to the barn... only for it to begin to rain. Luckily, it stopped raining pretty quickly, but if it didn't... I would have driven all that way, just to turn around and go home. My barn is an outdoor only facility and I'm such a wimp that I hate riding in bad weather. So now I'm thinking of moving barns and have found one that's about 10 minutes from my house. It's a little more expensive - works out to an extra $90/month for both horses - but the place has a barn plus indoor and outdoor arena. I'm absolutely sick at the thought of leaving my current barn though - it's like a second family. Am I the only one weird enough to have this kind of attachment? On the plus side, my QH mare is *finally* riding sound again. She hurt her shoulder over a year ago and we finally worked her back up to easy trail rides at a walk/occasional trot. She was so excited to actually be on the trail.