It is tight. I am a master scrounger, seller, and saver of all things, but even I am wondering how some things are going to work out right now. I watch clients with real jobs go to shows that cost considerably more than $34 and think that someday, I might like to do that too.
Things aren't exactly getting better yet, but I'm hopeful that they will soon. Why?
|This was his best pose this morning.|
This goofy face is here to stay.
It's left me rather poorer than I'd like, but I am now done paying on him. :) Yay!! Old man horse is all mine.
With all his foibles and fidgets, he is still the best horsey thing that's happened to me in a long, long time. He is immensely patient, fun to be around, and almost oddly wise. He is fiery enough to need a big bit to run xc, and quiet enough that my non-horsey mom can safely hold him at a show and never have a problem.
|(Husband not pictured. He and Cuna dislike pics.)|
We are officially done buying tack, going to shows, and doing anything else that costs money for the foreseeable future. I need to get some stuff worked out, because as much as I love the horsey lifestyle, I love financial stability just a hair more.
I'm back on a strict diet of eating only at home and not going out unless it's someone else's treat, but hey, when I've got these little buggers to come home to, what's there to complain about?
|I want more colors. ALL THE COLORS!!|
We've had our share of adventures this year. I hung all my favorite ribbons on the blinds above my kitchen sink to remind me, every day, exactly why I'm doing the dishes at home and not eating out.
Our first ribbon together (little blue on right), our first derby together (pink), our first horse trials together (big blue) and our most giant jumper ribbon (yellow). So much progress, so little time.
|He's worth it. Every penny.|
PS We used the plain ol' breastcollar on Saturday. I really should tell that story.