There was a $45 saddle repair that I hadn't planned on spending. February also had 5 Wednesdays which meant I had five lessons instead of the usual four. There went another $35. And of course I went to a show which was cheap, but still another $75. And because I went to a show, I had to add $116 for gas.
I don't want to leave the wrong impression, all of this is cash, not credit card debt. While I use my credit card to keep track of the spending and earn Dover Saddlery points, the whole $1,649.12 has been paid for. March will be tough as that's the month for vaccinations, dental work, and fecal counts. Plus, I've already spent over $400 on feed, bedding, and Smartpak "stuff." Again ... darn that Smartpak!