I am going to be living out in the shadows of this big mountain near Colorado Springs. It is about fifteen minutes away from the US Air Force Academy which is where I am working right now. I have a nice little place with close to three acres of land. I guess that I could have done better, but this is a nice place and it is not too long a drive. You have to drive long distances here. I have a good package for Direct TV for Colorado Springs. We have a couple of dogs that love the place. There are hundreds of rabbits in the grass here and we are letting them chase them around. Some times they do not come back until it is late at night. We have been talking about getting some livestock and some ponies for the kids, but I do not know how much trouble that would be.
I am guessing that a pony is a whole lot of trouble, if you know what you are doing. You can think about what it costs to feed a person and a pony probably weighs as much as three or four people. They obviously eat grass in the spring and the summer, but that is not a big part of the year in this part of the World. You have to have a grain bin and you have to keep the mice and the rats out of it. I guess you can cut hay if you have a tractor, but that is more money that you need to have. It would be something you would need to learn a lot of things about before you could know much about it. I have no idea what it will take to get things on the right track with a pony.