|Chugaboom and I, I was about 9 years old|
I went off to college in hopes of being an equine vet only to realize that blood and I don't do well together. So plan B....well I guess I'm still working on that one! I have a Masters in Biology and have worked jobs I loved until a lot of changes at my work meant my job was now something to loath. As it stands I am looking for work to one, pay me more, and two, make me feel like I am contributing to society again. But I digress, back to horses. Life has settled a little bit since I married Steve and I have decided that not only should I pursue some career dreams and goals I should also pursue one very big personal goal, to be a first time horse owner. Financially I could probably afford a horse right now, I'm not talking about the cost of buying the horse but the all together more expensive part, the upkeep. I want to be in a better place financially with more bills and such paid off, hence the part where I want to have a job where I earn more money! Ah the joy of being an adult. Just like having children, horses are a great responsibility and require a lot of time and money, perhaps less money than one child needs but still, money that must be spent on paper before I earn it to keep the horse healthy and sound.
I know it's only a few years away, when Steve and I will embark on the horse hunt. That day will take a lot of self control, I don't want to fall in love with the first horse I see and buy him on impulse nor do I want to carry on and on looking for the dream horse that doesn't exist except in my childhood fantasies. I have a couple years to get back in touch with my horse sense, as it were, getting used to what I like and don't like in a horse. I know I love the responsiveness of Arabians, just a few months of lessons on one and I know that this is the right breed for me. But like all animals, every horse is an individual and there are so many bloodlines to consider. I cannot get too far ahead of myself, I have to take it step by step, so this blog will mark my horsie outings, my experiences with getting back into the horse world, riding lessons, leasing horses and eventually that fateful day when I will finally meet my very own mount.