Two weeks ago at work, everyone was going on and on about the Powerball and what they would do if they won. Since I don't buy tickets, the entire idea was a no-go for me, but it did get me thinking. What would I do if I ever became rich? Obviously, owning horses and being a college student make this highly unlikely, but let's just go with the what-if. It is fun. And then of course the first thing I would do is be sad because buying world peace isn't exactly possible. Really wish it was though. Oh well.
I would definitely go to graduate school. I might go anyways, but at least this way I wouldn't have to worry about how to pay for it. It might seem silly to some people that I would want to spend my money on attending school, but I enjoy learning and going to class and working hard to get my straight A's. Go figure.
But we would all end up putting some of that money into horses, right? Except that I would want to buy up the biggest piece of land that I could find and turn it into the most elaborate farm. I am a huge believer in putting horses on pasture tracks to keep them moving, so that would be put in first, as well as wide-open barns and play areas for the horses and arenas and so on.
I really really want to rescue my next horse, in some form or fashion, but if I had the money to spend, I would rescue at least 20-30 horses, especially the ones that are in their mid to late teens and promise them the rest of their lives in relaxation and comfort. Doing that would make me so happy.
<happy field of horses - taken at the TTUEC>
Okay, this one definitely is selfish, but I want to buy a Warmblood colt one day and be a part of his growing up into a superhorse. He would probably be imported, or at least very well bred. I don't even have show plans for him because I would want to see him come through his training and then have him tell me at the age of 5 or 6 which discipline he would enjoy.
What would you do if you won the lottery?