My husband is an engineer. My mother is an engineer. My uncle + misc. family are in engineering. Huge shock that I ended up working for an engineering company, eh?
But regardless, I usually speak their language. Which essentially means, I can follow a lot of processes, and not be offended when they triple check things. Twice.
With that in mind, I was challenged by my husband to come up with a 3 year equestrian plan. Yup. I did just put “plan” and “equestrian” into the same sentence, which is a rookie move for sure. But as mentioned above, he is most comfortable seeing an outline of what I’m looking for, what makes me happy, and approximate timelines. Bonus points if I manage to put some numbers together too.
I know that anything can happen with horses, but I also know that if he took the time to ask, he will take the time to understand. So I need to come up with something.
So question today.
What would you include in a three year plan?
So far on my list I have:
- Local lease prices for what I would be more interested in
- Local (ish) pricetags for what I would be interested in
- Short list of what I would be interested in, so we are on the same page
- Basic PPE prices
- Annual “have to” vet costs (known)
- Insurance options for horse 2
- General cost for boarding
- General cost for training rides, lightly scheduled during our busy seasons
- Half lease options for months I tend to travel a lot (this one is pretty far out there, but you never know)
- Backup plans for horse if it breaks itself and needs to be a field ornament
I’m sure I’m missing millions of considerations, as with all living money eating equines, but this is my jumping off spot. What do you think I should add?