I'll start with the good news!
I found a steal of a deal on some brand new Hunter boots. I have a brown pair that I love but I always wanted the hunter green color. I found a pair for sale on kijiji for $75! My husband picked them up for me yesterday. I know that $75 is still a lot for rubber boots but honestly the quality is amazing. My brown Hunter boots are still in great shape after lots of wear. I've had them for over 2 years. I usually burn through a pair of cheap rubber boots in 6 months (I'm guessing because I walk on concrete/gravel so much at the barn?).
Also... I have booked Mystic in for grown up horse training in November! She will be trained at the eventing barn I boarded at. I originally wanted to wait until Mystic was 4 years old to begin training so I know this is a bit of a departure from my original plan. I really want to make sure I have a horse to get out and do stuff with next summer, and I feel like she has been telling me she's ready for months. She will be 3 years and 7 months in November. I'm really excited about it and am looking forward to riding her! I am still planning to wait a bit longer on Henry. Mystic has almost reached her mature height (as per the "string test") of 16hh but Henry still has a fair bit of growing to do.
Time to be a grown up pony Mystic!
Now for a bit of bad news.
The night before my meeting at the potential working student barn I got an e-mail. The trainer decided to hire an existing client. I'm actually pretty bummed out about it. Although at least I didn't go for a meet-and-greet before hearing the job was given to someone else (or I would have been paranoid that I did or said something wrong). She did apologize and promised that she would contact me right away if her current client didn't work out.