Barn call from the vet to deliver vaccinations, take blood for tests, count eggs in poop, and perform acupuncture: $252
Bottle of pills from vet to try to fix intermittent diarrhea: $95
Farrier trip to trim feet and reaffix custom shoes: $170
Riding a horse that does anything and everything I ask him to do: Priceless
Other priceless things:
Getting horse acupuncture from a vet who gets acupuncture from my acupuncturist.
Having an animal with the same TCM diagnosis I have myself.
Getting clearance to canter, only 7 weeks after identifying lameness coming from his suspensory.
Having an 18 year old horse that likes to learn new things and is bursting with energy.
Knowing that I am providing the best possible care for this guy.
Realizing again just how much having a horse is like having a kid. You get one, you break out the checkbook, and you don’t bother putting it away.