Tuesday, March 29, 2011


When we owned the farm we had 5 horses, Chase, Chance, Montana, Jan and Miracle. Chance was mine Montana and Chase (a rescued race horse) were Todd's Jan and Miracle were boarders. We enjoyed them when we had time to work with them. Todd was over the road most of the time we had the horses which left me (and my Mom) with the bulk of the responisibility. We didn't have running water in the barn so every night, after we put the horses in the barn for the night, we'd have to carry 10 - 5 gallon buckets of water to the barn, feed and give everyone hay. It was a lot of work and very time consuming, we rarely went out of town, because Mom would have to take care of the horses. We loved them, but they were a lot of work. I wouldn't trade them or that time in our life for anything. I miss them, I miss the feeling of having that much power and strength beneath me, I miss riding, I miss Chance. Now we're facing moving back to the country and have decided we'd like to have a couple of cows, a few pigs and chickens (all for food purposes) but won't have enough land for horses (we'll have to acres, God willing, 3 out buildings, and we ideally should have 1 acre per horse). My brother has 2 horses and 14 acres. He moved here a year and a half ago. This weekend he dropped a bomb (of sorts)...this spring/summer, he plans to move to Arizona with his wife and children....and thinks he might leave us his horses. These horses are old, and they're rescues. They're moody and have thrown most of their riders. We don't know anything about these horses histories and the abuse they endured. Bottom line, we just decided we don't want any horses...let alone some one's problem children. We just made this decision. Ugh!