Money situation is looking a lot better now. The barrel race thing is a difference between a couple hundred dollars every weekend, as opposed to a couple a month, and I'd be willing to drop the racing season in order to pay for the filly. I don't think I would have to do that now though with the recent changes.
He wants to sell the five we have now to buy ten two year olds. The man doesn't care about the money, he tells me all the time...It's just so hard to approach him about anything. I live with a farrier now so shoes are all free. I just sold a saddle, a horse, and a trailer plus got some more clients.
I want to approach it like this: Payments, plus work such as cleaning stalls (Which I don't do right now, I only ride at the moment). I'd also be willing to ride a couple of those new colts for free/at a discount until her purchase price is paid off. I mean, it's not like he doesn't see me six days a week and know where I live. There's no reason for him to think I would be dishonorable, and of course I never would anyway.
That friend of his is coming out to spend a couple days here starting tomorrow...Fingers crossed he can get the convo started and I can jump in, or he can back me up. I get nervous talking to the boss because he's intimidating. Sigh. Good thoughts, good thoughts...
Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.