Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Quick update

Lots has been going on, but I don't have time for details. So here is the short version.

Kaswyn has done wonderfully since the second mesotherapy treatment. We have our third treatment today, and it will probably be the last one he gets. Then we just take it nice and slow and get his strength back up.

There was major drama over the weekend, specifically Saturday. First it looked like the whole trip to Nationals was off because of money problems for multiple people involved. Then Sunday we took all three boys on a trail ride and talked over the situation. Now it looks like Albert and Skyy will go but Kaswyn will stay home. This is sad for me but I decided that no matter how much I wanted to take him to the show that I needed to do the responsible thing and spend the money that I saved to help us get out of debt. It's not as fun to use the money that way, but it's the right thing to do. The plan over the next two years is to continue to pay off that damn credit card and then save some money. If we can do that then Kaswyn will go to Nationals in 2011. Depending on what financial shape we are in at that time maybe we can go to Regionals too. We'll just have to see.

Today the saddle fitter is coming out for Albert, Kaswyn, and Skyy. Then the vet comes out for Kaswyn's mesotherapy. So it will be a busy afternoon.


Stephanie said...

Hard decisions and not always easy to swallow but you have a good plan. And as you said it is 'the responsible' thing to do. Big sigh... would be nice to win the darn lottery!

Anonymous said...

Hey it's a plan: 2011 we'll try and go together to the SHN's!! (Will start saving now...)

Christy214@aol.com said...

Best of luck to you and your team! I opted out of Arabian Regionals and Nationals for family reasons too but have been working on my Bronze award locally instead. Balance and Dressage go hand in hand. Keep up the good work!

Horseypants said...

I feel for you because it's always tough to reconcile the cost of horses with our household budget. But it must be done, so good for you in deciding to work on the debt. Horses may be expensive, but debt is EVIL!!

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