With a downturned horse market, rising prices of such horsekeeping staples as hay and bedding, ongoing high fuel prices, and an aging baby-boomer demographic, we're seeing a downsizing of personal horse numbers as a rising trend. I'm feeling the pressure to downsize at my own place, and am likely to have some empty stalls this winter.
So, question for you: What are your plans in this regard? Will you keep the numbers of horses you have now, cut them, or maybe even increase them? What factors are going into your decision?