Let's continue pretending that horse poop magically transforms into money instead of the other way. So money doesn't matter. If you could buy anything for your horse, what would it be?
It's taken me a while to get around to actually answering this one. So many people have had such great answers! Initially I was going to go ALL OUT with the most outrageous things I could find for the girls, but I'd have a hard time coming up with something better than Dom's post. ;) The truth of the matter is that I think the horses are very happy with the situation I've been able to provide them so far.
If I could change anything, it would be to give them even MOAR land to roam on, with lots of hills so they could get some buttwork while grazing, and a small herd with even-keeled horses of different ages so they can have a few horsey friends to choose from and play with. I'd love to have access to a stall or two just in case, because horses and the things horses do... I'd love to have mountains to condition them regularly on, so endurance rides would seem a piece of cake.
|Liz's setup has always seemed ideal to me.|
Photo taken by Liz last winter: the farm as seen from between Q's ears. :)
|Yeah. Like that. |
Except it would be an open stock-type trailer.
|Photo from Star Equine Massage|
And they would get some sort of containment system for rides/camping. I don't know how good Gracie is about electrical fencing, so I'd have a hi-tie installed on our brand spanking new trailer for her (she's really smart about ropes; on the rare occasion she does get tangled, she'll just wait there patiently for you to come and release) and then we'd set up the electric corral around her so Lily could still hang out with her sister.
|Hi-ties allow horses to lie down.|
Photo from Karen Chaton's blog Endurance Ride Stuff.