I now live in Arizona where I am surrounded by ranches and beautiful riding trails. Once as a teenager, I spent a summer riding (western) up north on the east coast. My dream since then was to have my own horse one day.. Here, many of my neighbors do, but go figure the zoning changes on my side of the street. Boarding is not an option - honestly I couldn't afford it, besides my free times are spent at home with my dobie, who entertains me so much w/his 4 fury pals! He runs and my eyes see an Arabian prince. He fills my heart w/love. He is almost 6 so I need a plan to avoid drowning in my own tears in a few years. My plan is to get involve with the horse rescue organization in my area where my time and dedication will help their cause. I know I will receive back a lot more than I can ever give. You make me think of all of this so much that I'll be driving up there today... just to send good vibes your way.
I just want to say,
We pick the lifestyle we want.
I never wanted children.
Always loved animals and art of said creatures, yet the only animal I am able to draw are horses.
I worked two jobs to help me get my credit straightened out and save a down payment for my first property.
So, now I have my property with room for a horse, but no barn to store hay and no horse.
Now I have to concentrate on building a barn. My significant other wants a shop. So, we are butting heads on what needs to come first. I think since this is my place, the barn comes first.
On the other hand, I wouldn't mind a shop.
I feel like I will be hauling myself to the vet to be put down before I get a barn.
I am going to be too old to ride before the barn is here.
Just a little rant there.
Now I am agitated and going to further investigate riding lessons.
BTW, English saddles make me feel intimidated.
I hope I can "get" this!