I am a videographer in Portland, Oregon with a love for all things horses. Originally from Minnesota, my childhood was spent on racetracks across the Midwest. I am currently training my dream horse with hopes of excelling at dressage and Parelli. I have a Cairn Terrier, Ellie, and an old cat named Winston. I am fortunate to have a pretty nice boyfriend who understands and supports my love of horses. My blog helps keep a record of my successes and failures and helps friends and family enjoy the journey with me.
My board is going up $30 a month. April 1st, I will be paying $505 a month. It was painful at $475, but I can't justify $505. Thinking about leaving gives me a lump in my throat. I have been at Templeton since a month before it opened. A few months later, I bought Maddy. As the barn has grown and changed, we have too. Everyone there is like family to me. Many would say, "What's $30 more dollars?" Well, it is $360 more a year. When you tack on $140 for lessons, $85 every 6 weeks for shoes, supplements about $40....it all adds up. I wish I wouldn't have opened the letter...I knew it was bound to come, the writing was on the wall. Just today I was riding in the arena, thinking how good things were. My lessons are going well, the trails are drying out, and the pasture full of mares have so much fun together. I am just sad. I can handle change fairly well, I just hope my girl can. The search begins for our new home.