Defining the Relationship
Snookum-ukums, where do you see this going?
Let's be realistic. What's the plan with your pony? Is it a five-year investment with a return, is it until you move up beyond the Kin's abilities, or is it forever*?
I wasn't horse shopping when I bought Archie. I wasn't looking for "a horse". I've talked about this and it's on my "Bold Archer" page, but here's the gist: I loved Duke. Duke died. I started working Archie to distract myself and would not let my trainer sell him to anyone else.
|Old photo: our first together.|
So here's the other half of that. My husband is amazing, but he is not a horse person. If something were to happen to me tomorrow, he would be saddled with two dogs, three cats, two cars, a mortgage and a horse. In my concerns about the additional burden boarding and the level of owner involvement that I would want for my horse, I have taken out a ginormous life insurance plan. If I die, Archie automatically gets shipped to a retirement farm in Tennessee where he will live out the rest of his days.
*Every answer is acceptable because you always have the best interest of the horse in mind. Right?
Ps. Many thanks to L for her 10:00 PM reminder. :)
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