For those of you out there who have a horse, you’ll know that it takes up quite a lot of your time. Most days, you’re outside looking after the horse – feeding it, scrubbing it, taking it out for rides and essentially making sure that it’s good and healthy and enjoying life as much as you are.
That’s all well and good, of course. Most people who own a horse love their horse. All very nice, it is but what it does do is interfere with your down time, your leisure time. The truth is that once you have a horse, you don’t get to have much leisure time any more. Your days are taken up with looking after and making sure that the horse is okay. Then, when the weekend comes, what do you do? Nothing, you tend to do nothing because you’re broke from paying for horse-care and your time is taken up with care as well. You might also have to go to horse events or whatever.
In order to have a life with a horse and a life outside of the ordinary (in other words, getting away for a holiday at the weekend), the perfect solution I’ve found is to simply combine your travels and demands with the horse with the 5th wheel lifestyle.
If you are a fifth wheeler already, then you’ll know what I’m talking about. If you’re not, then I can only pity you for not having discovered the beauty of this lifestyle earlier and if you own a horse, then I think that it’s truly the only life for you.
There are other hobbies that people combine with their horse lifestyle. For example, at the horse events, you will always see some people with a motorcycle trailer tied on behind the horse trailer or an ATV trailer with a bunch of gear inside for mountain climbing or God knows what.
For my money, however, I suspect that the majority of folk who own a horse out there would prefer not to have to abandon their horse and go doing something else at the weekend. They tend to see the horse as every bit as much a part of the family as… well, the family. They would prefer to have their horse close to them so that they can look after it if anything happens. They would surely have a much more relaxing time if the horse was with them. And relaxing is the whole point of a weekend break.
Investing in one of these rigs isn’t easy but if you’re a full-time horse person, then it should be a no-brainer to get yourself a solution that will allow you to combine your hobby and your pleasure. In other words, it’s a worthwhile investment and life is short. When I first bought my fifth wheeler, I thought that I would never pay it off. I traded it in for a dump trailer and I never looked back. Three years later, I was able to trade that in for a car hauler. Now that is something that really gives you additional freedom.