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Do you have horses that are pasture ornaments, or just horses that wouldn't mind some extra attention and exercise? I am looking for a place to interact with, care for, groom, lunge, and ride horses--and I'm willing to do some barn chores too!. I am willing to look at a reduced cost lease, (free would be even better). With my medical conditions and my husband's recent battle with Stage IV cancer we don't have a lot of disposable income right now. I am 48 years old and have been working with horses on and off since I was 5. I've never owned my own horses but have worked with horses who were almost like mine for many years. And I've done some horse sitting in recent years. I live in the city and have some chronic illnesses which prevent me from driving anymore.
I recently spent 8 days taking care of and riding two almost neglected, creaky and stubborn older horses who had become pasture pets and
needed some tuning up for riding/tourist season. I stretched them out daily, lead them around the pasture walking and trotting, rode them a bit, and did a lot of grooming and lunging. I am not a farrier so I couldn't help their poor feet--they had been living in flooded pastures for a while. By the end of the week, they were moving better/easier and most of the rough behavior edges were smoothed out. Having a "horse project" improved my life as much or more than I improved theirs! I would love to do this again, closer to home and on a more permanent basis--until I get my own horse. And riding a bit again helped my achy body loosen up and improved my pain levels and flexibility. If I had had more time with them and the owners I think I could have turned them into fully happy and functioning horses again as well as getting myself fully back into shape. I have never stopped studying horses and while I am no0 professional I have a lot to offer. I am only able to get somewhere about one day per week, maybe twice some weeks. We are working on selling our house in the next year or so and moving to the country where I will hopefully be able to have a horse. We currently live in Wauwatosa and are looking for a horsey situation for me within about 30 minutes or up to 1 hour-so Waukesha, Oconomowoc, Muskego, Mukwanago,
New Berlin, Franklin, Port Washington, or even Sheboygan, etc.
My soul needs horses, can we help each other? ...Read full description