Perhaps your dreaming of owning a couple of horses, donkey or mules here are a few things to think about before you commit to changing your life forever. Select Cherry Hill for more information.
Farm work is seven days a week, twelve months a year, rain, snow, sunshine and yes even when your sick.
* Meals need to be on time, water buckets scrubbed and cleaned out, poop picked up at least twice a day, hay tested and stored in your barn in the summer.
* Vet wellness checks at least twice a year.
* Clean water container every other day
* Fly predators put down to stop flys
* Farrier to trim hooves and add shoes as needed at least every seven weeks.
* Dental care at least once a year.
* At least 1/2 hour each day to rub, tame and check for sores, lameness and more
* Safe horse fencing NO BARB WIRE
* Shelter from weather (heat, rain, snow)
*Fecal samples and wormer as needed only
* Medicine cabinet
* Salt bucket cleaned and refilled as needed
As you can see paying for the equine (donkey, horse or mule) is the cheapest thing you will pay for. In addition you will need to pay someone to care for your equine when you take a vacation or have to go to the hospital. Owning equine is a full-time job with lot’s of responsibility for me it is better than any counselor as donkeys, horses and mules are healers.
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GOD bless you and your family two and four-legged!