I am a boarder. My horse does not live at my house. I wish he did, but really I like where he is boarded so I can live without mucking his stall out everyday. Now Gen only lives about 20 minutes away from my house right now. That is the closest he has ever lived since I had him. 20 minutes is still a hike, especially when you have a super long work day. As you all know I was having a heart attack on Wednesday night freaking out that my horses tendon might be disintegrating and that I might have to put him down. Yesterday I heard from the barn owner that his leg was cool and much less swollen. I am very lucky that the people who own the barn where he lives are competent and willing to help me out and check on him. They go way above and beyond the call of duty for me.
That being said The Wife at Hill Farm is not ME. I didn’t get to touch my horses leg yesterday. I know that having your own farm means TONS of work and there are lots of downsides to that as well, but it is hard not to be able to see your horse everyday. At least to me. My horse has lived as far as 50 minutes away and I still went 7 days a week to see him. I don’t go every day now. I would day I don’t go to the barn one day every two weeks. So out of 30 days in a month I go see Gen about 28. Not being able to see Gen last night is driving me crazy. I can’t wait to get out of work today so I can go see my baby!
I got to thinking that I might be a bit fanatical about seeing my horse. I mean, I know he gets good care. I go see my horse because I LIKE seeing my horse, not because I worry that something might happen if I don’t go. I mean I can count the number of accidents or issues we have had at Hill Farm on one hand. And we have been living there since June. No other barn I have boarded at have I felt as comfortable in their care of my horse. Hey LOVE Gen. They tell me they love Gen. It is fantastic. I miss my horse though when I don’t see him. I know that it is not normal to see a horse as much as I see mine. Especially since I can’t eve ride Gen.
So I want to hear from the rest of you about how not normal I am. Maybe it can help me relax about not going out to see him last night. So I want to ask all of you wonderful people out there…how often do you see your horse? And do you think it is enough, too much, or not enough? What do you think is the normal number of days to see a horse?
I will start. I see my horse at least 6 days a week. I think it is enough…but I wouldn’t mind doing all 7. And I think most people see their horses 5 days a week.