Like you Poppy, I am by myself as far as horse caring goes. As I am perpetually broke, I could never afford full-care, but a friend would let me keep a horse on her property for free which really helps. But it also means in winter I have to go out every morning and night to feed and rug! I don't hate it but I get sick of the mud! I had a horse last year, but it wasn't right for me, so I'm just looking for another horse now.
Actually I am kind of getting sick of looking at horses and not having one :( I made an offer an a horse this weekend that was much less than asking but they turned it down :( I really didn't think the horse was worth what they were asking, he was too old and in too poor condition. But I was dissapointed because I liked him. I looked at a horse yesterday that sounded promising, drove two hours out of my way on my way home. She wasn't though, real rough to ride, I could have dealt with most of those issues but looking at her teeth I'd guess she was around 20 not 12, which is too old for me.
Lauryn - your place sounds really cool! I'd love to live on a sort of co-op farm thing. I live with three other girls at the moment and it can be CRAZY. The house is tiny and they're all super conservative so I am like the wild one (I'm not wild at all) so its all a but strange for me, but the rent is really cheap and I can keep my dog here. I will be looking for a new place at the end of my lease - but I need a job first, which is impossible in a university town.