I've been boarding Vinnie for $60/month at this Lady's place.. Not really a boarding facility but she has great arenas/riding areas. Anyway, she asked me if I could move Vinnie out, as she is getting some problems with her hips (she is older) and wants to only have about 5 horses (hers) there for her to feed.
Now I'm stressing about what I'm going to do with him. I have my own place, but it is not ideal. I have no arena, just basically pasture that's more suited for cattle then horses. I could fix it up for a temporary thing. I would also like having V closer (right now he's 30 mins away) so I could ride/see him almost every day. Usually, I only get to see him on the weekend because I work until dark. It sucks so bad, I'm ready for daylight savings!!
Anyway, I'm wanting to get V into eventing (or any discipline for this season or the next, as right now we're just kind of drifting). Problem is cost. All of the reputable barns around here cost about 375-550/month to board AND are about 50-60 miles away. I just aquired a car payment (on top of all my other payments) AND going to the barn he is boarded at 50-60 miles away even 3-4 days per week would be crazy gas money.
I found a barn that would let me work off some of my board, I'm going to go check it out this weekend to see if I like their instruction, etc. However, if I started working there for board I'd probably have to be there more like 5-7 days a week. I would be able to make it there as far as time management goes, but gas money.. maybe not.
The only option I see is to get another job, which would be OK if I could just work there on weekends or something. Still, I'm not sure how quickly I'd be able to get one, and how long I could stand having V here all by himself in a pasture fit for cattle.. Lol.
I wish I could just do haul-ins, but I do not own a trailer, and even if I did I suck at driving with one so..
Sorry about the rant, & this thread is kind of pointless, but I have NO IDEA what I'm going to do.