When people get a dog or cat, they anticipate about 15 years of responsibility and care. When you take on a horse, it's 20 or more. In addition, most families can easily keep an older dog or cat around the house without a great deal of added expense. Keeping an older, retired horse is another situation altogether.
You may luck out and find a good home for your retiree. Maybe a neighbor has an unused pasture, small barn and two grandchildren who would enjoy riding bareback at a walk around the pasture. Many times, we aren?t that lucky however.
If you board your horse(s),
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