Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum View Post
She's actually a very decent-looking horse. Her back is a touch long, but that's her only glaring fault that I can see. In fact, I rather like her and if she was a little taller, would even consider her as my second horse (if she had any jump training). I just thought the whole admitting that she's letting the mare walk all over her and all that was amusing. At least she's honest.
And the whole "living in a dirt back yard thing" is pretty common down in Phoenix.
Glad to know my eye wasn't totally off, thanks! :0)
I live in Tucson, and we (meaning Tucsonans) keep all of our horses, for the most part, stalled in barns/stables, and with dirt turnouts, so that, I agree, is, unfortunately, normal...H2o costs WAAAY too much for most facilities to afford pastures and the required water to keep them alive, since grass growing well here is, sadly, nearly impossible.
However, keeping a horse in a stall/barn with a large corral to run about in and such is a far cry from a little, CITY-LOOKING-type of backyard! That yard doesn't even appear to be on horse property (usually father out in the county areas, not smack dab in the middle of the inner-city, which this area appears to be judging from the house tops in the back ground and the type of fencing/apparent lot sizes (visible in the photo...)
Not really an issue, just thought I'd add my two cents...I wish we could keep horses in city-limits and in back yards because I have literally THE PERFECT YARD (if such were legal) for a horse!!
12Ft walls, 1/4 acre, lots of shade trees, soft ground with good drainage, safety, as all walls are cinderblock. We have a covered, cement floored rotunda which could easily be matted and converted into a very large double stall if said horse were to need not wander the yard @ times! Finally, we have a wrought iron double gate which is the only way into/out of the yard except through the house. It is very secure and would provide the horse plenty if viewing opportunities of the neighborhood's going-ons!
I've often played with the idea of how long it would take the authories to find out I had a horse here! Ha...but, IF I DID DO THAT, I would be breaking the law, & am not willing to do that!
Okay, that was crazy-long...SORRY!! Posted via Mobile Device