Sunday, March 26, 2017
I took Heidi for a longer trail ride this morning and I do need to do something about moving her and Tessa somewhere that I can actually ride more often. Not the so much more often but somewhere safer. Riding down the road is just not that safe. I got a good clip down the road but it's still not that safe as Heidi worked herself up because of the traffic. It goes by way too fast and I wasn't allowing her to spin around every time she heard something. I eventually got her to settle down and we were fine but it's still a bit weird to have to fight her that much. She sees the traffic go by all the time so she should be fine and the traffic should also know better than to fly down the road that fast because there's Amish that run up and down the road too. I don't understand what people's problems are. I am struggling with the choice to keep both mares. It's hard to actually ride them when I have no where SAFE to ride them. Up around the graveyard and back isn't much of a ride. I need to get to where I can ride them over a lot more open fields than anything else. As much as I do love them maybe they are the tough spot and I need to cut them back to just one and go back to boarding which I hated. I don't know. I would rather not sell one of my horses and would rather not board. I will just have to figure things out.
The rabbits are an interesting situation. I have decided to cut back to a pair or trio of each breed and let Flower go. If I do decide to go with a trio I'm letting one blue dutch doe go(likely Hailey) and getting a gray doe so I have a blue, gray and a steel there and with the spots I will find and get a blue doe, and keep a black doe and the lilac buck. That might also depend on how well he shows next weekend. I may end up with a lilac doe and a blue buck depending on the color of the buck that I can find without spending an arm and a leg. Or maybe bring them down to strictly a pair of each for meat. I do know that I need to make a choice. My cages are old and coming apart and I either need to invest time into fixing them(buying new is out of the equation) or cut down the number of rabbits and start getting rid of the busted up cages. Fixing won't be hard just needs J-Clips and new wire as the trays are still good- nasty and need a pressure washer maybe but still in tact I should say. The two old girls are still staying with me until they pass or start yo-yoing on their weight, then it'll be time to go.
Standing alone sucks, it's hard to determine what to do when you don't rightly know. Part of my brain says I need to do something but another part of me just gives in and says go with the flow. Everything works out in the end. I'm trying to balance so many things and not topple but I need to just chill out and relax at some point too. I'm just trying to hang in there for 5 more months so I can get out from under Springleaf/One Main loan and then I can really put some effort into getting Capital one paid off, which I may be moving the balance to Discover when that card comes in since it's 0% interest for 14 months. That'll give me a year to get that paid off in full. Also gives me room to widget medical bills as well. I still have to see about the taxes. I'm not sure those can go on a credit card. All research to be continued at some point in time over this next week. I do know I am mentally ready to be on my own but between the rabbits and the horses I'm not at the same time.