Although the dressage center of the country shifts to West Palm Beach in the winter (not to mention the hunter/jumpers), my husband Henry and I never considered Florida when we were planning our ?retirement move a couple years ago.? I was raised in Oregon, and I just don't do heat well.? Actually, I was pretty determined to stay north of the Mason-Dixon Line, until Henry pointed out the excellent weather in the Tryon NC area, coupled with its reputation as horse-friendly.? We visited twice to see for ourselves, including in the heat of August, and made the move last year.
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