In true SprinklerBandit fashion, I would like to have a moment of silence for my wallet. It is "too light" as my fav stand-up comedian Brian Regan would say. New horse = shoes, vet/shots, another vet/teeth, lots of extra feed for Mr. Skinny-pants, and tack to fit him (girth, halter, sheepskin pad). And we just got notice that board is increasing. Another $40 a month I need to find.
To make matters worse, my BFF is moving her horse away and we'll no longer be in training together. She and I took the dive into Eventing together 3 year ago, but sometimes good things do come to an end. I gave Storm an extra kiss last night since he moved this morning - gonna miss riding with Jess and snugging with my favorite Godhorse (I'm his Godmother).
There's more. The other other gal who rides in the evenings, J.D. who owns the fabulous Pixie Dust, is moving her horse due to the board increase.
So I'm gonna be having even more alone rides than before. Woe is me. Seriously though. =(
Okay, pity party has concluded. Thanks for listening. Time to combat the sadness with my top horse-related things to be thankful for:
- Amazing, sound horse.
- Fabulous, affordable trainer.
- Generosity of others (TBRCI & HBO for Hemie, reins & boots from trainer to fit him, etc).
- Boarding facility caretaker I can trust.
- Supportive husband and family.
Okay. Feeling better already. "It could always be worse" as they say. And I truly am very blessed to be able to have horses in my life, especially one as smart and handsome and cute as Hemie.