A guide to keeping horses and the equestrian lifestyle.
Our kayaks are suspended snugly in
the rafters doubling as storage for
the paddles, lifejackets and a 65L
backpack. Two hybrid cycles are
parked in the barn collecting dust.
Outside, a few inches of snow cover
the dormant grass and two sets of
cross-country skis are neatly placed
on end by the back door, waiting...
kick-glide, kick-glide. With each
passing season we enjoy these
typically low maintenance,
affordable, leisure activities. But we
also have three horses we use for
recreational trail riding. And in stark
contrast to our leisure things, our
horses cannot be stowed away
seasonally or on days we don’t use
them. Keeping horses for
recreational use is a lifestyle.
Lora Goerlich has written a guide that might answer the question, "Should I even think about owning a horse?" Written with first-hand experience, this guide considers vital topics of keeping horses for recreational use: