But, I think as non-horse people, the big vet bill came as a shock.. and since they're not horse people, they probably can't justify wanting to have to spend that much money again if something similar happens. Maybe I can look into horse insurance if I get another horse? We have insurance for my Papillon, so maybe that's a valid option...
Luckily for me, Cali isn't too accident-prone *fingers crossed*
DSC_0151 by Right Cute Cali, on Flickr
She'll be two years old this coming March. I originally was going to be getting an Australian Shepherd, but since my mom was going to be watching her while I was in university, we figured it wouldn't be fair to such a high energy breed at only two to have to be limited to a smaller amount of activity while I was away. However, I think I want to look into some dog sports with her, likely fly ball and/or agility.
I've been busy lately hence my lack of posts. Grade 11 is packed with work! Although I met with my English teacher for advice on our OMAM essay to get pointers and I have a feeling that I'll be doing very well on it.
I'm still kind of mad about things that Laura said on Wednesday though. That'd she like to see me get a horse who has already been trained because I am not ready to train a horse myself. But, 1) I am well aware that I can't train a horse myself 2) I did well with Indie, and considering Major and I were topping our classes the past two years.. I think I did a good job at putting hours on him because when I first began leasing him, he was still learning to canter and 3) I would appreciate her having a bit of confidence in me and 4) I would like a younger Thoroughbred, not a push button fifteen year old Quarter Horse and 5) I doubt my parents are willing to pay extra money when I can find a horse that fits what I want instead of what Laura wants me to have. Oh, and 6) I think as long as the horse has a nice personality, I will be able to handle him/her with help.
But, in the end, no horse will ever be like Indie.
Also, a completely unrelated thought, the elementary school shooting made me realize that things can always be worse. And in all honesty, I feel like the whole world is going downhill with all of these mass shootings. However, I really cannot fathom what irrationality could have been going through his mind when the shooter did such a horrendous thing, especially considering the fact that his mother was at home and not at the school.