How Many Horses On A Hobby Farm?
My family has four horses to date. If I had my way we would have about twenty, but I am quick to admit in this instance my way isn't really the right way. But on the average hobby farm where the horses are not bringing home the bacon, how many horses is just too many. I have really gotten into driving, and 75% of our horses are (or are in training to be) riding horses. I have just been absolutely intranced by many fabulous driving horses on the market... But back to the point here...
How many horses would you comfortably own? I know if I wanted to be realistic I would have to crunch the numbers and what not, but I want to know other people's personal experience and opinions. I am falling in love with a team of two Amish-trained ponies, but that would be SIX horses. Also, my theory of "ponies only equal half a horse" doesn't always work out. ;) They are allegidly 49" so they aren't the smallest (or biggest) of ponies. I have many theories, so la familia also disagrees with the whole "we haven't paid for enough of our horses". (We got two of them for "free". As in, initial price, but they still it a butt-load of hay.)
I'm sure the best thing for me to do is get over it, but I wanted to know what other people would do. Not nessisarily criticize me, but just what they would do given the situation. Maybe stories of obession and perserverance... and failure. Just to get it out of my system. C: