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Dear New Farm,
About eight years ago my wife and I bought our first farm of 7
acres to keep a horse she talked me into buying. As time went by,
we bought another horse, had a child, bought another horse, bought
a new farm, bought another horse—well... you see the pattern.
We quickly learned a couple of valuable lessons about the cost of
keeping horses: first, it is very expensive; second, that expense
provides a niche market for quality horses that find themselves
in unfortunate circumstances.
Since then, we have helped about a dozen farmers, sold a dozen
quality horses, and have made a dozen new riders very happy with
their new mounts. Although we do not feed ourselves with this endeavor,
coupled with raising Australian Shepherds we are able to pay for
the upkeep on our own riding horses, upgrade our barn, and build
an arena in which to ride. We also provide web sites and computer
buying assistance to boot (no pun intended). Living in the country
is a coordinated community and finding out how you can best contribute
is often the key to your success. Thanks for the chance to share