I'm 20, live with my parents on 5 acres and I have 3 horses that we keep on our property. I've had horses for the past 6 years - I love them and that's not about to change.
But, as I get older I see my friends moving out, getting apartments, moving to exciting places just for life experience, mostly. A few friends have asked me if I wanted to get an apartment with them and I would LOVE to, but I can't. There are 3 horses right outside that depend on me atleast twice a day to take care of them; feed, water, hay, blankets, exercise, etc, etc.
It's not a huge deal now - I'll continue to live at home to take care of my gang. But, looking down the road - what happens when I meet that someone that I want to spend the rest of my life with? If we wanted to live together - I can't unless it's close to my current house or I waste tons of time everyday driving to my parents' 2x a day to feed Beau, Daisy & Cav.
There's no way I could afford to board 3 horses (at most places, at least... maybe field board). So, what's a good option besides sale? Free lease?
Sorry for rambling... this isn't even a pressing issue. I've just been thinking about the future alot and how I want to "grow up" and live on my own within the next couple of years.
So, how did you get through this point in your life with horses?