I've ridden horses in the Canary Islands, Ireland, Scotland, Portugal, and Belize. Each time I had to be pried out of the tack room and barn with threats of you can't come back if you don't put that manure fork down! I can't help it. We all manage our horses so differently, so when I get a chance to see how YOU do it, I soak up every minute.
January started out with trouble. Right away I had to pay for the new vent lids for my horse trailer. From there, odd expenses started pouring in. I spent $330 in "show costs" even though I didn't show. Ouch. Speedy was diagnosed with Cushing's Disease so there went $240 in Prascend tablets. Izzy's last SmartPak had to be paid for as well. And of course I also had to replace my truck's fuel pump. To the good, I did manage to get three lessons, which is always money well spent.
All in all, January's costs were pretty typical. If I hadn't spent the money on memberships and Prascend, I would have spent it on breeches or well, breeches. I have a thing, don't judge. Good thing February was short as I couldn't afford a longer month. I'll get that report out in another week. You never know, some other random bill might come up between now and next Thursday.
Have a great weekend, and try not to spend too much. Unless it's on breeches. Or tack. Okay, spend whatever you'd like. It's just money, and we can always get more!