So this summer I kinda had a goal to sell some ponies and to get to more cutting shows, well things change. Although I did sell Jazz and Magic, still have a couple more to go. I am now down to 6 and really think about 4 is where I should be for being able to use them all. I really only need 2 maybe 3 to ride, I would think 2 unless one gets hurt or something then I need a third I would hate to not be able to ride cause I have no ponies. So I am thinking sell Bailey and Kali, although that leaves me with Jessie and Razz and Belle and Disco, which doesn't seem quite right cause I hardly ride Disco although I could even though she's old and hardly (if ever) been rode outside. And then Jessie, its not working out like I planned, not sure what to do with her, she is a super nice horse, was never my favorite, but that don't mean anything but we just can't seem to get it together. I still gotta decide about her, if I put her in more training or maybe sell her and get a horse I can go win on. I have 2 neighbors who are interested in Bailey, the one I am sure she will love her if I can every get her over here to try her. and the other wants a back up ranch horse but wants her able to one hand...hence the bit change. I think both would do good with her and at least she would get used more than she is here.
I'm trying to decide if I should just turn out Jessie for the winter or board her and keep taking lessons and going to winter shows....of course this depends on me keeping her or not. I would like to board for a while cause I want to get a bit on Bailey but I want to do it when I have a chance to ride her lots of days in a row with it, so I think if I board I can ride pretty well every day and get her used to it, I doubt it will be an issue but she does get a little pushy with the snaffle and I wanna get her soft again in it before moving up to something else. I also wanna get a 2 rein on Razz and since she has had the whole summer off I need to do something with her. But the ground in the arena I been boarding at isn't that great and so its a hard choice. I kinda wanna just leave ponies turned out all winter but I am afraid I will go crazy if I don't do something all winter.
I also wanna do some renovations to our house (if I can get my hubby on board) but I also want someone to come look at what I am planning and tell me if its doable or I am just crazy. It seems to work in my mind but sometimes its not practical, lol. I really want to move the bathroom in the spare bedroom and also put the washer and dryer in there, then can expand our kitchen to where the bathroom was and expand the bedroom to where the laundry room was. That will mean we won't have a spare room anymore, but we could either put a room in the basement (there is lots of space down there) or build separate building like a mini cabin with a bedroom and bathroom in it. I guess if I do that it would keep me occupied most of winter and I shouldn't be bored, I will certainly need some help with some of it cause I am not a plumber, have done a bunch of stuff but certainly not gonna be building cupboards either. And a couple walls will need to come down and I wanna make sure they are not important. I am also thinking we have a half wall by one kitchen counter and thinking making it into a breakfast bar would be cool. So many ideas going around in my mind, I should draw some up and see if it will work how I envision it.