Thursday, June 26, 2014
Blog Hop: The Simple Life
This week, the Magical Blog Hop put on by Viva Carlos, asks us equestrians a rather loaded question:
"Other than money, what would make your horse life simpler?" I'm certain that myself, and equestrians alike could write a list longer than the width of a 20 acre field. Fo reals.
However, I am not necessarily that greedy. I will admit that at first, I was thinking things like, "IF I HAD ALL THE TACK!!1!! ALL OF IT", and then it was "Gee, I wish I had more lessons!" or "an INDOOR ARENA!!!!".... and then my mind kind of went all sentimental on me and I got stuck on this one key point.
I wish I had more time at the barn; schooling, trail riding, jumping, riding around bareback, hand-grazing, bathing, lessons.... I wish that work wasn't such a big part of my life and that I could just spend all day with my mares, riding them every day and loving them every day. But at the same time, they are my responsibility, and work pays the bills (and horse tack fetish).
On an unrelated note: Suzie gets shod tonight (happy dance!!!) and I've just spent close to... erm... $600 on show clothes, tack, and other things I told myself I needed. So uhm, I guess I need to work a bit more until I get my purchasing problem under control.... eep!