Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: dark side of the moon
I have two and I love them both fiercely. They both make my heart smile. My mare is sweet, kind, and quirky. I've had her for nearly 12 years and I can't imagine being without her. My gelding is funny, personable, outgoing and so so so smart, he is the most fun horse I've ever met, I've had him his entire almost 9 years. Neither has suffered abuse because I was with the other :) Add to that mix I have two other mares that I ride regularly, along with a gelding I ride on occasion. AND, I spend some of my barn time keeping friends' horses' manes and tails looking good because they like how I do them.
You just budget your time wisely, that's all! Heck, the other day, I rode 3 and still had time to clean out a friend's locker when I discovered a mouse had moved in, bleh! But I took the time to hang up bridle hooks, clean her bridles and helmet, organize her halters and such and sweep and cobweb. It was very satisfying getting a happy call from her when she discovered how clean and nice it was!
I board mine, but it's nearby to home and it's a great place to hangout at all day. Nothing else I can really think of that I'd rather be doing. Had my mom laughing the other day, I was feeling stressed with her and my dad going out of town and their cat is on ear meds right now and he HATES me ever since we've adopted him, for whatever reason. I was stressed about making sure I can catch him without getting scratched up, and my mom thought I was sad I was not going with them on a trip and she said "when you have vacation time next, we should plan a trip" and I said "that would be fun, but I like to spend my summer vacation time riding" :)