Monday, February 29, 2016


Saddle fitter:  $100
Chiro:  $80
Dentist: $60
Massage: $75
Vet for annual exam:  I don't even wanna know
USEF lifetime registration:  $200
USDF Registration:  $95
Insurance: $750

Ownership:  Priceless

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.