Board Away From Home... & Not Full Care
So around where I live the cost of full horse care is pretty catastrophic. For a less-than-savoury price you will get full care service at a decent barn. If we wanted to pay less we'd have to head out about an hour from where we live - and that would definitely cut into our horse time. Point being, my mom and I are thinking of basically renting a pasture ourselves.
The situation is my mom is older, and has told me she would pay me if we could find a pasture in our town (we had a great situation when I was younger, a whole barn, riding ring etc to ourselves about a block from our house...) she would pay for my horses' living costs if I ran down every morning and night and took care of the horses. She's looking for me to pretty much supply full care away from home, so I'd be doing eeeeverything.
I'm just curious how common this is, and if you do it, how you make it work between your work, social life, schooling etc. I work and go to school but I have a lot of free time in the mornings, nights, and weekends. I'm just curious if this is a completely rediculous idea or if it CAN work - I really hope it can because otherwise I think I'll have to wait another 10 years before I even consider the horse situation.
Thanks for reading!