I often read and browse the forums and absolutely love all the various topics that are discussed. Fun fact, this is my first post!
And here it is!
Lets start off with a little background. I am 22 and have been raised with horses my whole life. I am well rehearsed in riding, showing, basic nutrition and feeding, and I am confident and experienced in handling horses.
Currently I am finishing up my undergrad at a university in Washington. I am fortunate enough to have made some horse savy friends who also dreamed of living on site with their horse while attending school. So excitingly enough, this upcoming fall upon returning to school, I will be living in a ranch style home equip to house three horses. One of which will be mine.
Some side info is; two of the people have lived onsite with their horses prior. The three horses will be coming from different areas, two from Washington one from California. Everyone in the house is between 20 and 24 years of age. There will be a manager of the property living basically onsite who over sees the property maintenance, not necessarily specifically the horses (I am not aware of how familiar he is with horses).. I have a vet kid, vets in the area available, and from my experience do well in emergency-high stress situations.
My question is, out of those of you who currently and or have had that first time living on site with a horse(s) experience, what were you dished? What is there to expect?
I am aware that there may be the potential escapie (sp) and will be a feeding schedule, etc.
But any advise, tips, tricks, heads up you can offer is much appreciated. Feel free to ask me any info I have not covered in the above text.
Thanks for any responses!