we keep our horse's at a friend's private farm (no other boarders) and we do almost all of the horse care ourselves. Barn owner will turn out or bring them in for us or throw hay.....we do the rest.
AND I WOULDN'T WANT IT ANY OTHER WAY.
We have the time to spare, so we spend hours each day with the horses....taking them swimming, for walks, riding, occasional ground work, grooming, feeding or just watching them graze.
WE is my adult son, adult daughter and I. We don't travel or work full time, so we have time to devote to self care.
Having fewer people interact with the horses has stregthened their bond with us in a dramatic fashion. And we can't think of a better way to spend our days.
So, self care is our preference, and in our situation time wise, it is a realistic scenario. I dread the thought of a boarding facility. I just don't want alot of people working with, playing with or feeding our horses. WE are the providers of food, exercise, discipline, training....and swimming. The center of their universe.
That is why I LOVE self care.
Last edited by Beauseant; 06-18-2011 at 11:40 AM.