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        07-18-2009, 11:25 PM
      #11
    Trained
    Hmm... I'm not going to take the same direction everyone else did. As far as you being able to pay for it, I live paycheck to paycheck. I'm 19, have two horses, pay rent, paying off a truck, and paying for my insurance. Not to mention any and all care my two horses need. But I do it. I may be making more than you are right now, but I also have more responsibilities as far as payments go. I don't want to say that it's going to work for you like it has for me, but I also don't want to say it won't work for you. If you are uncomfortable taking that chance, then don't do it. It is ultimately your decision.

    And on a side note, is it possible to maybe not take as many lessons? Or to move this horse to a less expensive place?
         
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        07-19-2009, 12:18 AM
      #12
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CrazyH0rse    
    If you're going to be 18 soon and are looking to serve customers in a restaurant you might have to take a smart serve course.
    I know that, It's a requirement where I work because they serve alcohol, and it's a chain restaurant. I've already talked to my managers about it and they are going to supply me with the test and everything and send it in for me.
         
        07-19-2009, 12:23 AM
      #13
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
    Hmm... I'm not going to take the same direction everyone else did. As far as you being able to pay for it, I live paycheck to paycheck. I'm 19, have two horses, pay rent, paying off a truck, and paying for my insurance. Not to mention any and all care my two horses need. But I do it. I may be making more than you are right now, but I also have more responsibilities as far as payments go. I don't want to say that it's going to work for you like it has for me, but I also don't want to say it won't work for you. If you are uncomfortable taking that chance, then don't do it. It is ultimately your decision.

    And on a side note, is it possible to maybe not take as many lessons? Or to move this horse to a less expensive place?
    Umm $200 a month is about the cheapest im going to find in my area, and I'd really prefer to take lessons as I'm not a hugely experienced rider yet. I don't have a license yet so I don't have to worry about insurance yet, and I still live at home. For the moment I'm making about 600 a month which is more than enough to pay for everything. I'm hoping even once school starts again I'll still be making at least 500. I'm 18 in september and can start waitressing at the restaurant I work at so I'm hoping to do that. In that case I've talked to most of the waitresses where I work and they all make between 800 and 1200 dollars a month.
         
        07-19-2009, 08:04 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    Please think about the great deal the girl you are leasing the horse from is getting before you give up, she is getting a good deal too and should appreciate that you may run into financial issues since your parents can't back you up. Then try talking to her about it and explain your reservations. She may say sorry it has to be a full lease for the time I am gone or nothing. She may say she understand that if something happens and you can't pay (which more than likely won't happen) She may not. However trusting the person who would lease my horse is very important, plus you will be taking lessons, and keeping her horse very well, so its a win win to me. I just think you sound very responsible and the horse would be a good thing for you :)
         
        07-19-2009, 08:53 PM
      #15
    Foal
    You wanna see the ad? The pictures aren't great but you can kinda see what he looks like you can click on the picture to make it a bit bigger. He's super cute, I'm hoping to get some more pictures soon.

    Talented Large pony for Free Lease at TrentRiders.com Classifieds
         
        07-20-2009, 02:57 AM
      #16
    Yearling
    He does look lovely, doesn't hurt to ask if she would be willing to deal with the fact that you might have to bail out if you lost your job/etc. It could happen to anyone, you are just responsible enough to actually think about it ahead of time.
         
        07-21-2009, 11:39 PM
      #17
    Foal
    I'm saving up as much money as I can over the summer so I don't think I'll have a problem, even if I do lose my job. I'm just hoping even with work and school I'll have time to ride him often enough.
         
        07-21-2009, 11:51 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Good for you
         
        07-22-2009, 05:15 PM
      #19
    Foal
    I went to ride him again today and had a lesson. Brought my dad along with me this time to tell me what he thought. I really like him, he's SO different from what I'm used to, he's not like the schoolies that I have to kick super hard to get to go, he's really responsive to the leg. Problem is I have a tendency to squeeze with my knee's and he feels that lol, and assumes i'm asking him to go faster. Is he ever smart too, he was trying everything he could to test me! He would teach me a lot that's for sure. So I think I'm going to go for it, and hope for the best!
         
        07-22-2009, 11:14 PM
      #20
    Foal
    Here's a few pictures I took today! Please I don't need critique, I know my riding is horrible. I'm still getting used to him, and as I said before he's NOTHING like the horses I'm used to and he was testing me the whole time.
         

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