Oh believe me, I've tried. I've called every place within a 45 minute drive of me, every time I got the answering machine and every time, no one has called me back. I'd drive further, if it was worth my while. Each time I left an "I will bust my bum to hadies and back for a little hands-on." And, nada on my phone.
Considering I know I'm probably going to have to drive quite a bit to get there, my time is limited. Husband gets only two days off a week, and those days off change on a weakly basis. I never know when I'm gonna have him around to help out with our two sons so I can get away for a bit. But on the days that I can, I can be gone all day, he don't mind. He'd rather I be at home, us doing family time, but if it's something like this, something he knows means a lot to me, I can stay gone from sun-up to sun-down on his days off, he won't care. So yeah, that's kind of the time restraint I'm boxed into.
Now if they were my horses, wouldn't have that problem. I give my boys a few things to do, keep them within eye - shot, and they're well enough behaved I could ride my horses, work with them, not have to worry about what my kids are up to. And knowing my boys they'd be hanging over the fence watching me most the time anyway. And during school days I could spend all day out there. Home alone all day when they're in school. Day care is not an option. I had these children because I wanted to raise them. Not let someone else do it for me. Never had a sitter, don't quite recon I know what those are either! Hehehe.. Oh wait, they're called "Grandma" right? They fly in from out of state once a year, take off with the kids god knows where, spoils them rotten and brings them back? That's a sitter? Hahaha..
I'm still drawn to the wild mustangs. I'm 5'6" by the way and 200 lbs. Lost 20 pounds, now that I can walk again and hoping to get back down to 150. So wanting a larger horse. I see these people out there that are like 6'6" tall and over 300 pounds on this little pony and I feel so bad for the pony! If I did that I would feel like I was breaking the poor things back! Give me a horse big enough I don't feel like I'm gonna kill it please! Hehehe..
The only thing evil needs to thrive, is for good men to do nothing. - Edmond Burke