Although, it’s not a baby we’re looking after, it’s a horse, so it must be horsesitting!
This blog post may sound like a whinge, I don’t want it to come across that way, I truly am happy to have the horse here, it’s just, animals are like children, if you want them, you need to look after them and be able to afford to house and feed them.
A friend acquired a horse and had nowhere to house it, she lives in the middle of suburbia! Anyways, we, being the kind hearted people we are (more like the man of the house and B2 who wouldn’t say no to a horse no matter what lol), have given this boy a home, 3 hours away from his owners. We have the space, we’ve had horses for years, B2 is in her element, it was a no brainer to send him here for some TLC.
He’s an ex race horse, named Milo. He has a friendly nature but has separation issues. I assume he had a paddock mate at his previous home as he’s always neighing at our pony to come to the fence and isn’t content until he’s close by. I won’t put the pony in the same paddock as he’s a bit boisterous and I don’t want his bad habits to rub off on Milo.
He comes to the fence if he sees you have something in your hand, thinking it’s a treat, even if it’s not he doesn’t seem too disappointed and is quite happy to stand for a few minutes to have a neck rub before trotting off to be near the pony.
He is rideable but we’ve been told he needs an experienced rider and a not so weighty one, so that puts any of us out of riding him as the only experienced rider in this house is a bit weighty and we don’t want to be responsible for any injuries Milo may incur.
As much as I like having Milo here, he really needs to be closer to his owners who will ride him, that and the expense involved in housing a horse! But until that happens, he’s happily munching hay and pellets and gets spoilt with a carrot or apple each morning when we let him out of the stables into his paddock.
Until next time