Poll

Holiday Horse Care

Who takes care of your horses when you travel during the holidays?

My friends or family.
19%
152
I hire a horse-sitter to care for my horses while I'm traveling.
14%
113
My horse is at a boarding facility where someone else cares for him.
23%
178
I stay home during the holidays and care for my own horses.
40%
316
Other (please explain)
3%
24

Total votes cast: 783

Comments & Write-in Answers

If my neighbor can't I hire a pet sitter

11/27/2017 9:34:55 PM

I take my riding horse to my trainer's barn and my retired horse to a friend's boarding barn.

11/27/2017 7:45:32 PM

I have an employee who cares for the my horses.

11/27/2017 7:23:46 PM

Neighborhood teen, USPC trained...she's wonderful!

11/27/2017 5:29:09 PM

We take our horses on holiday with us. A friend cares for horses at home. Have hired help when neede

11/27/2017 3:07:26 PM

I keep my horse at my family's farm, so we take turns caring for all our horses.

11/27/2017 9:32:14 AM

I never leave my horses with anyone.

11/27/2017 7:12:11 AM

Over 50 years, all of the above ...

11/26/2017 3:34:48 PM

Unable to locate a horsesitter , cat sitter or house sitter.

11/26/2017 11:55:46 AM

My neighbor

11/26/2017 11:50:07 AM

We don't take vacations, ever. Too many critters to care for

11/26/2017 1:58:58 AM

At a facility- still have horse-friend cover for me daily

11/25/2017 3:12:50 AM

I'm very picky about who takes care of my babies! If my friend can't, I don't leave!

11/24/2017 4:01:26 PM

I usually end up staying home and taking care of other peoples' horses

11/24/2017 11:04:14 AM

I have horses so I never go anywhere. I care for them myself 365.

11/24/2017 8:57:23 AM

Ponies go with me when possible, if not hubby is wonderful to care or I stay home!

11/23/2017 5:10:38 PM

I don't go anywhere, always care for my own horses.

11/23/2017 4:55:51 PM

My friend whose horse is at my place

11/23/2017 9:54:42 AM

I have a trustworthy staff and an awesome asst manager whom I trust implicitly while I am away.

11/23/2017 3:01:42 AM

If we go out of town I have had neighbor help and I return the favor for their horses when they trav

11/23/2017 2:21:44 AM

Who can afford to travel when they own horses!

11/22/2017 9:20:09 PM

I trust her to take great care of my horses

11/22/2017 7:04:20 PM

I take care of my own, plus "critter sit" for a friend.

11/22/2017 5:18:04 PM

I usually hire Vet Techs from the local college

11/22/2017 5:17:46 PM

We have 2 fulltime employees i

11/22/2017 5:14:19 PM

We take horses with us

11/22/2017 5:04:49 PM

its safer to stay home on holidays and less expensive.

11/22/2017 2:58:51 PM

I can only go away when blanketing season is over and my non-horsey parents come and stay on my farm

11/22/2017 1:37:59 PM

If I leave, my husband stays and takes care of the horses.

11/22/2017 1:12:59 PM

Employe

11/22/2017 9:12:42 AM

we stay home

11/22/2017 8:36:14 AM

Neighbor's kid is a Godsend. I pay him well.

11/21/2017 10:55:14 PM

Horses are boarded but if I travel friends or a paid sitter provide meds and exercise

11/21/2017 10:41:03 PM

Mostly, I care for them during the holidays and travel non-holiday.

11/21/2017 8:45:47 PM

My Job: 365 days per year.

11/21/2017 8:23:41 PM

Farm employees continue care when I'm not on site.

11/21/2017 8:11:40 PM

I have animals, I never get to leave!

11/21/2017 7:54:06 PM

I would have a horrible holiday season without my horseys!

11/21/2017 6:44:13 PM

I stay home and enjoy the holidays with my ponies It's safer than traveling.

11/21/2017 5:59:03 PM

Three of us have shared a field for over ten years. We look after each other’s horses working a rota

11/21/2017 5:15:14 PM

take them with me

11/21/2017 5:00:47 PM

We have horses; therefore we don't travel.

11/21/2017 4:22:25 PM

I stay home, but I do care for my neighbor's horses when she goes off.

11/21/2017 3:15:05 PM

Luckliy most traveling isn't overnight, but friends and family will feed horses for us if necessary.

11/21/2017 12:11:38 PM

My responsibility and my love...

11/21/2017 12:09:22 PM