I've been on this forum a while so I'm sure a few of you have read my posts on various things horsey.. this will be a more personal post.
As most of you know I have a 6 stall barn on 10 acres and we lease out an additional 35 acres and have pasture boarders as well. My parents actually own the land and my husband and I sold our house to move in with them to finish the barn and then buy this place from them. This summer will be 4 years since we've started building. We now have a pretty nice place but still needs work...were about to start a small addition to house a porch, office, bathroom and extend the tackroom. We also need to redo the arena footing and add arena lights. We have a few drainage issue that need to be worked out. The house on the property is awful so we plan to build a 40x60 shop with a 40x40 apartment in it that we will live in the next few years until we build our nice house.
The thing is my husband is the one that builds all of this and does the heavy lifting and repairs around the barn... He is superman! However, we argue ALOT. We have a 2 year old who also makes the horse life difficult. My husband also LOVES guns... wants to have a whole armory but he wants then NOW and the barn needs to keep improving! See where the argument comes in?
Anyway... I would be happy to sell my horses and just have 1 that I can focus my time on. I havn't ridden in a week because my arena has been obliterated by the rain! Right now I would love to just board my horse where theres an indoor and live in a nice move-in ready home where we can have the money for my husbands hobby's and doesn't have to work all the time.. We could go on freaking vacation! Instead of buying trailer loads of hay and shavings I could by nice riding clothes and go to horse shows and not have to worry about who is feeding my horses. My son would also have more room to run around and I don't have to worry about him getting trampled. Yes I would be very sad to sell 1 horse in particular... this has also been my home pretty much for the last 12 years with the exception of college.. This is probably the only time I will have a chance to own my own boarding facility.
Please tell me I'm crazy.. that I have a good thing going!