Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: North Central Illinois
For three horses to be worked with and to keep them sound and good citizens, it sounds as though you will need some additional help and dedication from your family or others, especially since you are working full time. I've had horses all my life and worked full time and sometimes I footed the bill to have them boarded for more quality time and training time. In other words, time not tending to chores. I think that new, working horse owners might consider boarding for a while since it can also a great teaching experience, imo. At my boarding stables there were other trainers, sometimes former instructors and jockeys, and very experienced riders and staff on-site who really, really gave me good advice over the years. Also, I would recommend the Clinton Anderson videos too, to give you a real good foundation. Start at the bottom up - literally, get know-how on the ground first and be safe! Make it fun - get some assistance and enjoy your horses!