Hi everyone - I'm really excited to have found this forum! My name is Lisa and I'm a 39-year old wife and mom of two. I moved my entire family from Chicago to Boyd, Wisconsin, in August of 2010 - what a change!
But a great change it is!
My husband and I work from home, and our lifestyle affords us lots of free time to spend with animals. We currently rent a farmhouse that is surrounded by 180 acres of pasture and woods, and alongside our house is a great paddock and several fenced off acres for horses, goats...whatever we want! We plan to buy our home and a small parcel of land when our current lease is up in September 2012.
This spring, after the snow melts and we clean up the paddock a bit, we'll be getting our first horse. This horse will be for me, and while I'm pretty good at riding western, I have no clue about the actual care of a horse...and I'm just pretty overwhelmed with it all! So overwhelmed that I'm afraid I'll never actually bite the bullet and buy a horse! LOL
I hope to learn a lot here at the forum and in the future, I hope to be one that can give back by instructing others who are in my current "newbie" shoes...