Friday, June 17, 2016

Planning and Planning to Not Plan


Right now as far as the horses go I don't really have any plans.  The baby horse was not something I had planned for this year.  I have been trying to recoup from a very expensive year and that is simply not a necessity.  When presented with the opportunity to do the embryo transfer with Poppy I thought about it a lot.  I knew my friend wanted a foal for next year and I just figured I would freeze the embryo that would be mine until another year.  Friend then asked if we could implant both embryos in surrogates and I agreed.  Let's face it.  I'm not getting any younger.  I am not sure how much longer I want to be caring for horses and a farm.  I already feel like I am getting too old to be dealing with the shenanigans of baby horses.  I am a year away from these babies being on the ground.  Then 3 years from breaking mine.  So 6 years from now it would be hopefully consistent and showing.  6 years!  So although timing isn't great I am also running out of time.

I don't have any shows on the books right now.  I might take Poppy to a rated show with trainer over the summer.  I might not.  I'm not planning anything for now...we will just see.  I am riding and jumping Poppy so when I do decide to go show she will be ready.  She is doing great.



As for Luxxx he recently did several local shows to add some mileage to his repertoire.  I will continue to work on his training and development this summer and return to the local shows with him this fall.


5 comments:

  1. Resources (time, money, etc.) are always finite and it's tough to decide what you should spend them on.

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  2. The timeline is definitely a good point!

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  3. Having plans can be good, but enjoying our time with the horses on a day to day basis is the be all & end all for me. If that stops being fun I am in trouble!

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  4. I'm with ya on planning not to plan right now. It's hard for my control-freak self, but in a way somewhat of a relief.

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  5. Your horses are so gorgeous <3

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