I agree with mbender, Dreamcatcher Arabians, and Brighteyes and with putting them down.
I've found it is challenging and rewarding. When you accomplish something with them, big or small, knowing it was your hardwork and time that made it happen, its a wonderful thing. Theres really nothing easy about it...unless you have those easy keepers that just eat and stand around and are easy to do anything and everything with. I always worry when im starting them if im going to make a wrong move and ruin them. Its also sometimes hard to know when to be loving, and when to be firm...thats probably my hardest part. My horses (and dogs) are my children. My horses have to do well in school...and the teacher (being me) has to let them know how it is, which can be frustrating. But I love the feeling when they 'get it'. I enjoy shopping for their things and taking care of them....hate doing it in snow, wind, and sometimes rain. But I enjoy having them and watching them grow and mature into the indivuals they become and then, if I sell them, know that the new owner should have little to no problems with them because of the work I did.