Originally Posted by mliponoga
This is probably the biggest point in which people fall out of horses when it become a life decision to have them or have a "life." To me, my animals are my life.
But to most people all the animals do is hold them back. While most of my friends are having their life experiences partying, traveling, etc. my life experiences come from being on a horse and out on the trail because that's what I love.
^That right there. Couldn't have said it better myself.
This may sound crazy, but I don't care if I have to live in a rusty trailer and survive off of ramen noodles and water, I'm getting a horse before I do anything else after college. People think I am absolutely nuts. I actually been forced to go to a counselor by my parents because of how anti-social I am. In all truthfulness, I would rather spend my saturday cleaning up manure and cobwebs than going to a friends house. Why? The reason is exactly what miliponoga said. I Love it. I love horses. I love what they have taught me and what they give me. I love the feeling I have when I am on a horse. That is my life. I don't have a horse now, and it kills me everyday knowing that I don't and can't have the one thing in the whole world that is my life. But every day that passes I don't have one, the closer I get to the day I have my own.
OP, leasing does sound like a good option for you. But would the lease be off property? Would your parents be ok with some "random" people coming out to their house to take care of your horses? What if something happens to the lease-ee that is realted to the horse? Are they going to hold you responsible? (It would be rediculous if they did, but you never know what could happen) I'm not trying to be discouraging, but I think these are good questions to think about before deciding that leasing is the right option to go with.