This month, I had to shell out a prickly $265 to replace the RV batteries in my trailer. It wasn't a surprise, but I had been procrastinating the purchase until it was absolutely necessary. When I showed last October, I just ran the generator instead of drawing on my defunct batteries. It's not as easy and convenient as it sounds.
Since my bff was going to Horse Expo with me and we were camping in the living quarters, I simply had to replace the batteries. It wouldn't have been fair to ask her to read by flashlight. In the end, we ended up with the best parking spot ever and never even needed to use my portable electricity. Oh well. I am now ready for the show season.
I am not into just basic horse care though. I want to show, ride in clinics, and take lessons. And when you have "sport horses," they require care that is more than just adequate. Like my dad says, if you want to play, you're going to have to pay.
How did you do in February - did you break the bank or get by unscathed?