I feel like such a horrible horse owner. =(
I emailed my vet (well, not really "my" vet since I haven't used them yet but they're the ones who have taken care of Lacey her entire life) about getting a quote to come out and give Lacey a check up and float her teeth and all that good stuff and OH MY GOODNESS. Over $350 to get her checked up on, get her tumors checked out and float her teeth? That's not even including getting her shots that she needs and the trip fee for the vet to come out.
I feel super bad because I really don't have the money to spend on that at all, even if I empty out my bank account completely. It kinda makes me want to cry because I feel like I should be able to pay for whatever she needs and she needs to have her tumors checked out and her teeth floated at the bare minimum. Should I not even be trying to own her right now? On the one hand, she's getting more than she ever has in her life love-wise and usefullness-wise but if I can't pay for her basic needs? At least I have money to pay for her farrier-y and if I wasn't doing that her feet would be horrible at this point (my BO, Lacey's half owner doesn't believe in trimming hooves during the winter, some of her horses still have shoes on from July), but I still feel like I should be able to pay for her basic veterinary needs if I want to call myself her owner/half owner.
Gosh dangit, I wish I was rich.
Fabio - 13 year old Arabian/Lipizzan gelding
Rest peacefully, Lacey.