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    04-04-2011, 05:42 PM
Aw, thanks, Hidalgo. :)

Dang it! I forgot my 'horse hotel'. :) An overnight or short stay in a small field with a shelter for horses on long trailer trips.
Did you know horses can only get REM sleep while laying down?! Granted, they only need a couple hours a day, and it can be split up in short, 30-minute sessions, but if you're going on a 2- or 3-day trailer trip and it's just not practical to pull over and let your horse 'hand-sleep' (verses hand-graze... hehe) for a few hours, what else are you going to do?

It would be a nightmare disinfecting everything after each horse... but that's what meagerly-paid horse-loving barn workers are for, right?!
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    04-04-2011, 06:13 PM
LOl! Not a bad idea... hmmm... Are there already "horse hotels" out there? Never heard of the idea before.
    04-04-2011, 07:19 PM
Yep. It's also called overnight boarding. If you google it, it comes up. It's not really common, but not necessarily rare.
    04-10-2011, 05:58 PM
My plan A is marry for love{MONEY} haha and plan B is get a good job. I have my sights set high I want a farm in Florida and those are hella expensive.
    04-19-2011, 02:58 AM
^LOL you guys are fun!
    06-03-2011, 12:14 AM
Learn to build and be handy yourself, marrying a handy guy is not always the solution. I have a very handy husband. He can weld, build and is a motor head, but motivating him to get out to the barn and do something simple like put up my new corner feeders or welding a new butt bar for my trailer is like pulling teeth. Although as of now he has more motorcycles then I do horses so that should give me some leverage.

And yes put money away now and get a good job, because horses do not pay. You can break even sometimes, but they almost always cost more then you can make with them.
    06-03-2011, 08:08 AM
Dont forget if you marry for money you lose half on the trade-in...
    06-06-2011, 12:05 AM
Green Broke
Lets see - went to college & found my future husband there. Used both our incomes towards the mortgage and bought land in a cheaper state than we were currently in. We don't have a lot of land - only 5 acres, but its good enough for our 3 horses and in a beautiful area.

And of course work and save whenever you can.
    06-09-2011, 10:18 AM
When I was married (traded the hubby for 3 horses), we owner financed a farm from a family friend. When we got separated, I couldn't afford it on my own so I gave it back. Now I'm saving money. Have a Labrador Retriever kennel, and while I'm not a backyard breeder, I show and do hunt trials with my dogs, so when I do breed the dogs, rather than spending the money from selling the puppies, it goes into savings and I don't touch it. With 4 female dogs, I breed each one once a year if she clears her vet checks and does well showing that year, and usually make between $5000-$10,000 per litter... I could buy a place right now and just be done with it, but I want to buy the land and build from the ground up, so, I'm waiting.

That being said, not everyone can have a kennel, I'm grateful that my grandparents put up with all my dogs!

Just save money whenever and wherever you can, and don't touch it until you are about to buy your place... Everynight, put your spare change from the day into a jar, when the jar is full, deposit it in with your savings account... It's amazing how fast spare change adds up!

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