I am facing a dilemma here guys. Need some horse people to weigh in on this situation for me. I currently own 5 equines. Two are minis and 3 are riding horses. Needless to say between the 5 of them they keep me busy. Well recently a horse I raised and then rehomed has stepped back into the picture. I can't help by want to break him and either keep him or find him a forever home. My friend who has offered him to me free with a 1 ton bale and they will even load it for me.
However I can't help but feel torn, part of me says "yea you need another horse like a hole in the head. You already take care of 5 and it takes 2 part time jobs for that." Yet my heart steps in and says " you raised that little bugger and put him threw so much shouldn't you finish it out?" Did he come back within my reach for a reason? I raised him from a colt rehomed him to an unknown neglectful owner. Who then gave him to my friend. It's a connumdrum Iv been thinking over & trying to figure out the past week or so.
In one hand my mom is trying to come up with ways for me to go get him and keep him. Then her bf is offering to help build a pen and everything for him. But I am looking at having alittle more time on my hands next fall/year if I get hired on at the school district as planned. But in the other hand I have technically "5" already even though two are shrimps. I am really scared to feed 6 through the winter.
So I am curious how many horses do you guys have and how do you find time for all of them? I work two jobs, have a house to keep clean, a boyfriend, 2 dogs and 2 cats to also tend too. My moms boyfriend cleverly pointed out "What is really one more?" This would absolutely be my very last horse. I wouldn't consider this in a million years if I didn't have a special spot in my heart for this little Arab horse. Thoughts, comments, advice, all is welcome!