(Thanks all for all the wonderful comments and links of late. I apologize for the lack of updates but I’m back teaching this week so things are a little…nutty Please bear with me until normal service resumes)
So horses and horse properties might be the Next Big Thing for yuppies. This Washington Post article (cited by Darley at Equitrekking — yo, Blogger users, turn your trackbacks on, for heaven’s sake) says that “[d]evelopers across the Washington region are building extravagant equestrian centers in their subdivisions to lure buyers of luxury homes in the hope that horses are the new golf. Three developments with horse centers are being built in the suburbs, which could double the number of area equestrian sites that are combined with residential communities.” While I’m all for promoting horses, are people just jumping into this because it’s trendy? Are they going to have all the knowledge and skills they’ll need to keep their horses healthy and safe? They’re a lot more complicated to care for than cats or dogs. What do y’all think?