Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: South of No-where
I think everyone has to look at their own situation - time, funds, dedication, type of riding, etc - and decide for themselves what is best for their situation. Some people can't manage any horses at all or may feel fulfilled or at their limit with just one while others can successfully handle a dozen. As long as the horses are cared for and their needs met - its really not anyone else's business how many they have.
I have two horses that are mine. One I've had since he was a yearling but he came down with EPM when he was four. While he is recovered I don't like to push him too much so I have my younger horse that will be used for more strenuous rides. Oh the abuse my first horse has to endure!
All I pay my psychiatrist is cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day!