Thursday, January 9, 2014

Never Enough

I don't own my "dream trailer" but the one I have is good enough.  It's a 4 horse, slant load, step up, all aluminum goose neck with a huge tack room.  What I don't like is that it is a step up (not all horses like unloading from one) and that it does not have fold down windows (makes life easier on long hauls where I need to water the horses).   I was perusing the Internet the other day and came across a used Featherlight, all aluminum gooseneck, 4 horse slant load, dressing room, ramp, and fold down windows.  Hot damn!!  I was so excited I couldn't wait to show my husband.  When I did his response was, "what is wrong with what you have?  Why is nothing ever good enough?"  Of course I attempted to explain why this trailer was better than mine and why I needed this trailer.  My attempts to justify only further annoyed him.  He's right though.  It always seems like when it comes to this sport I am always trying to "upgrade."  Whatever I have is fine but THIS would be even better (and more expensive).

So I asked myself, when is it good enough?  Is there such a thing in this sport?  Even if money were no object would I have everything I needed or would I always be trying for something better?  I say this is specific to horses because I don't find this to be the case in any other part of my life.  Do you have this problem or is it just me?

If you are wondering, no I'm not getting the trailer.  He's my mechanic so if I want him to work on things I need to have his blessing.  He is wonderful about making sure my truck and trailer are always ready to haul to shows so I try not to push my luck.

A quick update on the horses.  I did go home and ride Poppy last evening.  She was a bit up and had a nice hump in her back but eventually settled in and was stretching down and relaxed.  It was windy and we still had sheets covering all our plants so I was bracing myself for her to be spooky and was actually causing her to be so tense.  Although she looked at all the sheets she never spooked and when I relaxed so did she.  I need to give her more credit, she is not the mare I started with and has come a long way.  One of these days I will do a post on Poppy's story like I did with Tank.  Redheaded Step Child

I don't have any horsey pics to share but here is our rescued bloodhound who waited patiently for me to get out of my car when I got home from work.


  1. I have the same problem. I always want an upgrade. I don't think it's this sport necessarily (although that doesn't hurt) but more my nature in general that continues to push towards better and better.

  2. I think wanting something better is normal when you work SO hard at something. The hours, days, weeks, months and years that we put into out riding and horses is a big investment so wanting the best to go along with that seems totally normal to me :)