|All photos were taken by Kyla Page (my amazing sister)|
|What does my horse cost me?|
What has Casey cost me?All the money. So much money. It makes me want to cry when I think about the amount of money that I spent on vet bills for her suspensory injury. My method of coping is to just not calculate how much money that really is. Just live in denial, charge it to the credit card, and make monthly payments. Thank goodness I almost am done paying it all off.
|Just don't think about vet bills, just enjoy the ride|
|Gotta spend all of the time with this silly beast|
|You can't see it, but believe me, blood, sweat, and tears have been shed|
What has Casey given me?Confidence in myself. Working with Casey, a horse who is difficult most of the time, has shown me that I really do have a good skill set. I'm by no means a pro, but I am a decent rider and horse person. I know how to handle myself around horses, even when they are having bad days. The confidence that she's given me not only applies to life at the barn, but it definitely applies to my work life. I don't talk about it much here, but I teach 7th graders as my real life job. After dealing with a crazed, angry, thousand-pound animal, 7th graders don't scare me. And let me tell you, having confidence when dealing with a room of students is key.
|Owning a Thoroughbred = instant confidence boost|
|The center of my universe|
|The best riding instructor ever|
|Gotta cuddle during the photo shoot|
|My horse is my life <3|