Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher Arabians
LOL, yes! And I feel guilty just for being LATE. And trust me, they can tell time, at 4 pm they are lined up tapping their toes for dinner. Horses live in the moment though, and when the time passes that you normally come out and he gets distracted by something else, he forgets you didn't come. He'll be just as happy to see you when you come out the next time.
They live more then in the moment. I had a job take me to NM for 3 yrs. I was moving back in the winter and didn't want to haul the horses over mountain passes in the winter. So I loaded them up in Oct and drove them to my parents place to avoid the snow. I finally moved in Dec and you know what my horse did? HE SNUBBED ME!!! This is the horse I've raised since he was 18mos old, you could tell he was pissed at me. Now the snub didn't last more then 5 minutes but it was a snub. They do live in more then the minute.
Now, since you have full care you don't have to go see your horse every night. Yeah you'll feel guilty but you still have a life to live and if you don't make it out you don't. Trust me, if you had your horse on your own property there would be days where you quickly toss them their feed, check the water and gone again. Less then 5 minutes spent with your horse out of 24hours.