Well since the summer had ended and school started agian, there has been traffic, so now it takes me about an hour sometimes just one way, and I always have to go around the same time otherwise it could be worse. I find myself not going as much. I have hardly ridden him in the last month or two, but I have been paying the BO to ride him when I can't to make sure he is still being ridden at least every other day, and I do go see him and make sure he has supplements etc, or turn out time and just to see him cause I miss him. I feel really guilty cause I use to see him daily and now maybe 2-3 times a week.
So I talked to my friends dad, he lives about 10 minutes away from me and they are zoned for horses, and have 2 llamas. He said I can keep my horse there and all I have to pay is the cost of his food, and split cost for the guy who comes and feeds and cleans etc...so ill be paying a lot less and he will be a lot closer. Im going back to school in the spring so I would still be able to see him daily once he is moved.
However I know I still wont be able to ride him everyday, when I do it will be mostly trail riding, which is fine, but to be honest I have never taken him by himself on a trail ride and I havn't ridden alone on a trail ride in 10 years. I guess i'm a little nervous, haha.
How many days a week do you guys get your horses out?
At the new place he wont be stuck in a stall all day, only during feeding to seperate him from the llamas, but other then that he will be turned out and have a lot of room to roam with the llamas.(once they get use to eachother)
I guess im writing this cause I feel like Im a bad horse momma, and Im wondering if I am, honestly? I love my baby and just want to best for him, I wish he was closer now. Is it ok for a horse to be ridden about 2-3 times a week?