Okay, this is a vent more than an actual question because I kind of just need to rant. Comments are very much welcome though.
Okay. So I have another thread about Abby's ulcers, which is the reason for this. I have her being boarded at a place about a half hour away. It's pasture board for $175/month. This was about the cheapest I could find in the area when I got her (I have only had her since September, and obviously have only boarded there since September). At the time, I thought of this cheaper rate was saving me quite a bit of money. Well, unfortunately, I end up spending around that on gas alone every weekend if I go out a few days in a row. And I can usually only go on weekends because it takes too long to get there and it gets dark here at about 5. They only have an indoor round pen that isn't very big too.
Recently, I figured it would be easier to move her closer to town so I could actually ride her because it's not fair to her that I can only come on the weekends. I found a place that's only 10 minutes away and will grain her twice a day (which the vet told me to put her medicine in grain twice a day, so this helps quite a bit). It's $285/month for pasture, but the guy needs someone to help out, so he said I could work off part of my board. He has an indoor arena so I could train her for barrels inside. And since it's so close, I could easily go on a daily basis (I would probably anyway while working off part of the board cost) and blanket/unblanket her (she didn't get much of a winter coat).
Bah. I am pretty sure the people who she's with now wanted like a month in advance warning, which is completely understandable and I would respect if Abby didn't need to be medicated. I need to call them tomorrow about it and see if they are okay with it. I feel bad because they're really nice people.
For full board, which I think they grain with, it'd be like $250/month, which isn't so bad, but then you add in what I have to pay for gas to get there. And my car is dying of terminal cancer, and would be retired from highway use if possible.
I dunno. I think I'm just stressing myself out too much about this.. I just really hate confronting people in any way, shape, or form.