My Ideal Equestrian Life

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    LucyRobinson
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    I think the title just makes it obvious what I really want to do in life. That being said, I can’t be an equestrian without a horse and taking care of one involves a routine that occurs twice a day at least. I think my ideal day looks something like this:

    Morning – I have to wake up as early as 5 AM. From there, it’s on to my daily routine. Bathing, breakfast, brushing, changing into farm clothes, et cetera. Basically, the sooner I can get out of the house, the better. That’s because I do have to feed Bucky, my friend and ride. 🙂 I go out to the stables and start feeding Bucky and the other horses there. Once their barrels are filled, I have to get them to lick the salt mineral block (Long story short, it’s good for them.) and make sure that they do have enough water to drink. By the time I’m done with all of this, I have to work with my employees to milk the mares especially if they have recently given birth. This is perhaps the most dangerous (and potentially dirty) task of the day, and as much as I’d like to say it should be out of the ideal day, I can’t leave it out. It’s necessary. I know the workbook says to leave out things that might cause discomfort but I can’t run my business (equine milk) without doing this. If an accident happens while I milk the mares, then I’m doomed to taking a second bath that’s WAY longer than the first. (Give it a minute, you’ll figure out what kind of accident it can be.) In any case, I do have lunch with my employees and afterwards, I can tend to the front end of my Equine Milk Business. The milk doesn’t sell themselves, and I have employees to help me out with it too.
    Afternoon – When I’m done checking in on how the milk is sold, I go back to the stables and that’s when I usually practice with Bucky. We try to cover drills from the basics to the advanced stuff and that helps me not only improve my riding, it also gives Bucky his much-needed exercise. The other horses are being taken care of by my employees, though they obviously won’t be getting them as much exercise as Bucky. Now, ideally this should be the case, but every now and again things happen in the front end of my business that I sometimes have to get an employee to take care of Bucky instead. Either way, once they’ve all gotten the chance to go outside they get their 2nd round of feeding. It’s the same routine as the one in the morning, except instead of opening the stables I have to work towards closing it and checking that everything is in place. Then it’s time to go home and prepare dinner. I’d spend that time to talk to the family over the kitchen counters and the dinner table. After that, it’s downtime and usually some personal time before bed.

    #4864
    Ofpad
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    You certainly have a very interesting idea of an ideal day! Since a lot of your scheduling troubles involve responsibilities or your business, it’ll get just a little bit tricky. That being said, you’ll learn many more things during the habit challenge that will help you overcome your scheduling troubles.

    I look forward to hearing more from you. Good luck with the habit challenge.

    #5569
    KyleGeise
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    Wow! Your current life is something I’d only imagine in a movie. It’s awesome. 🙂

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    LucyRobinson
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    It all seems romantic, yes, until you get kicked in the gut by a horse. XD Milking them should be considered dangerous. XD

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