I want, need and plan to get an arena in the near future!!! There it is in black and white for the world to see.
My horses' legs!
training without being a slave to the weather/footing
My Horses' legs!
Ability to jump on a regular basis.
My horses' legs!
Giving lessons. Trust me beginner lessons are always more interesting without an arena and interesting is NOT what you are going for with beginners.
I can reach my training goals more effectively
and lastly my horses' legs!
I had a realization a while back that my goals of getting to Training in the near future could not happen without an arena. I just could not do the required work for anything more than Novice without one. And at any level it is a serious challenge without one. And when I am 100% subject to ground that is too muddy, too hard and too frozen it is really quite difficult to get anywhere. I believe I have my spot picked out. Now I just need to get the money, the easy part right? (rolls eyes) But now it won't be as difficult as before since my girls are all in school it opens me up to find some work. I have applied for a substitute teaching position in the area schools. They made it clear that they were VERY happy to have me so just a couple more steps and I will be back working after nearly a decade of staying at home with my girls. I still am doing the food co-op but that ends with the produce season at the end of October. So I will work 2-3 days a week until then and then hopefully up to 4 after that. After 10 years of living off of one income now the extra income is not "needed" and my husband has given me the go ahead that he is happy to let me use the money I make for "extras" that I would like. He was actually the first to mention the word "arena" which got my mind going. I have done the math and by next spring I should have the money needed to get it done!
|Yes please, thank you, I will take one of these!|