I'm not spending half as much time with the horses as I'd like. I work full time, ontop of that I juggle a 5yo and 1yo (kids not horses). Every day is a struggle, I'm with the horses twice a day, every day, but with the baby I'm very restricted in what I can do. My daughter rides her pony more than I ride. We can only ride days when my husband hasn't sports training, as it's too much of a hassle to be with her, the pony and the baby. He trains or has matches 3/4 times a week, so those days I don't have any help with the kids as he is gone from 7am - 10pm..
All in all.. it's a struggle, but even if I only have 5 min to give Bandit a chat and a scratch... that's darn near the best part of my day. It's when I can clear my head and not think about nappies/school/work.