Thursday, October 4, 2012

my horse needs an assistant

Because seriously, her calender of events and appearances is getting out of control!

So first, GREAT NEWS! We were accepted into Todd Minikus' Equine Affaire clinic! I am over the moon about this. I cannot WAIT!

So our calender for October/November is:

Sunday 10/7: Tyrone Farm Hunter Pace
Monday 10/8 (Columbus Day): Valinor Farm Schooling Trials (Elementary)
Thursday 10/18 - Sunday 10/21: Brent Graef Horsemanship Clinic (Lucy is being used by someone else)
Sunday 10/28: Pilot Point Show (Lauren is taking Lucy - it will be a blast especially with the Knock Down 'n Out class!)
Sunday 11/4: Myopia Hunter Pace (this one is a maybe)
Friday 11/9: Todd Minikus Clinic at Equine Affaire

And then I think we will all take a well-deserved vacation from doing anything.

Regarding Equine Affaire, I have to get a health certificate for Lucy because she is going to a large equine gathering, and that's the rule. So I called my vet today to schedule an appointment. I asked what they check for this health certificate, and they said they do "an overall visual inspection and take the horses temperature."

Ok, that's cool. So then I asked how much this cost, and with the farm call, it was just shy of $100.

$100 to LOOK at the horse and stick the thermometer up her rear end. Ohhhh, horses.

Maddy is having the vet out to do a WNV booster on her horse next week, so I decided to see if they could squeeze me in also. Well, for the same cost as my vet was going to charge, I am getting the health certificate, the farm call, AND a WNV/EEE booster. I love my vet's practice and they are absolutely the people I will call for most things, but for this routine boring "look at the horse and check off a box" type of stuff, I don't think it really matters who does the paperwork.

So I feel better.


  1. First, congrats on being selected -- that's SO exciting!! Can't wait to hear (read)/see the full report!

    Good grief. $100 for that?I had to do a health certificate when I moved Promise to FL. Admittedly, I don't remember how much it cost, because it was 9 years ago, but I do remember it wasn't $100! Glad you found a better deal. :)

    1. Yeah no kidding! A big chunk of the cost was the farm call, but no matter how you slice it, it was a lot of money for a piece of paper :)

  2. Is Lucy doing the Brent Graef clinic at Heritage?

    1. Yup! Not with me, though...kind of a long story but another person is using her.

    2. if she's spending the night(s) she'll probably be in mollie's barn, i'll keep an eye out :)

  3. What a social butterfly! Congratulations on being selected for the clinic. That's way cool.

    1. Thanks Terry! I am so excited. This year has been a ton of fun and we will be ending on a high note!

  4. You might want to double check how long the health certificate is "good" for. Generally they are only accepted if they are dated a few days before the event or travel. But perhaps EA has different stipulations! Good luck and what a great experience for both you and Lucy!

  5. Congrats on getting accepted! I know it's only 5 days before your big clinic at EA, but if you're so inclined, you really, really should do the Myopia Pace!!! We'll be there. Never miss it. :) You won't be dissapointed.


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