Saddle fitter: $100
Vet for annual exam: I don't even wanna know
USEF lifetime registration: $200
USDF Registration: $95
So yeah, I did a thing today. Probably the biggest check I've ever written, but totally worth it.
Who wouldn't want to see this face every day?
I am back in the horse ownership club. My checkbook is already weeping. Not that I mind, I'm pretty used to it. It's not my first rodeo. The hubby is holding up well. He appreciates the fact that this is a known quantity and not one of my 'hey, I bought a horse no one else wanted!' moments. It was a bit of a shock to my system to buy a horse that wasn't desperate for a new home and instead I had to beg and plead for the chance.
Papi will be continuing to teach some lessons, but at a reduced capacity. His primary job is to be my dressage/jumping/trail ride/soccer partner. I don't think he minds the change. I have a whole new jug of treats in my locker.
I also have some new lunge equipment, but he doesn't need to know about that today. Today we're just going to be happy.