Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Washington, USA.
Parents are always the most evil thing when you're young. I certainly remember those days, and they weren't even that long ago. But here I am, 20 years old and having to move out of my parents house because several unfortunate circumstances, and I'm DREADING IT, I DO NOT want to move away from my mom, and she'll be an hour away!
We went through something similar with my step-sister. She had a horse that her mom took care of every day and paid everything for them. My step-sister couldn't be bothered to go out and feed them every once in awhile, or even ride, so her mom sold them.
As Kayty said, horses are a full-time job. And truthfully, if you feel that you simply must have a few days "off" to "chill," and that means not feeding your horses, you should reconsider the whole situation. They are like children, only bigger. Your parents didn't decide when you were little to "take a day off" and just leave you hungry and crying in your dirty diaper all day. It's only fair you treat your horses the same.
Good luck! In a few more years, you'll see where your parents come from, and believe it or not, will feel guilty over the way you've treated them sometimes. =]
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