Well, you open yourself up to less heartaches that way, but you also miss out on so much. Personally, I'll take the heartaches along with the love and pure enjoyment I get!As Bonnie tells me on a regular basis, she is a horse owner, not a horse person. She could sell Dot and Gracie tomorrow if needed. Just last fall, she was wanting to give them to me for free because they might be moving out of state. She cares for them, but not to extent that I do, which might be a better way to be. *shrugs*
I thought people thought of their horses like we do our dogs, except they can't sleep on the bed!