Originally Posted by ponyboy
I would never live alone with a horse to take care of. I know people do it, but so much can go wrong, and chances are your nearest neighbor isn't going to be within easy hailing distance. If I had the money I'd build two dwellings and rent one out to another horse owner. If not I'd continue to board.
I have to agree, especially if you have a full time job. What if a horse colics or goes down while you're at work? What if all of the horses get loose in the middle of the night, or day? There's just too much to go wrong.
Ponyboy, I find your take on this situation very responsible. We all would like to have our horses in our front yard, but sometimes that's just not the best idea, even if we can afford it or have the room for it.
I lease a farm and have 6 horses on it right now. I live 20 minutes away so I cannot be there 24/7. However, the owners of the property live there and are retired. Someone is home 24/7 and keeps an eye on things. I would not have leased this property otherwise.