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        07-22-2009, 11:22 PM
      #21
    Foal
    What do you mean your riding is horrible, I think you look just fine! He looks like a really cute horse, balanced and fairly simple, is giving you a cute little jump over that cross rail. I'm glad you're going for it, I definitely think you should!! Good luck
         
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        07-22-2009, 11:25 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    Is this still an issue you need discussed? Cause I could have written this post 3 months ago. In fact I pretty much did, its around here somewhere. I am 17, and I have a part time job and it pays for all my equipment, boarding, private lessons, and showing. I went through what you were talking about in the beginning of the thread, and if you still are confused, feel free to PM me if you wanna talk about it. Or you can post here and I'll answer too.
         
        07-22-2009, 11:34 PM
      #23
    Foal
    Hmm well I think I'm going to go for it, but some extra reassurance from someone who knows what I'm going through would be great! Do you find it hard to manage your time between school, work, and riding? How do you manage your money to pay for everything?
         
        07-22-2009, 11:37 PM
      #24
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by I Heart Hershey    
    What do you mean your riding is horrible, I think you look just fine! He looks like a really cute horse, balanced and fairly simple, is giving you a cute little jump over that cross rail. I'm glad you're going for it, I definitely think you should!! Good luck
    I looked at the video's my dad took of me and just cringed! I hate looking at my riding. Haha yea, I was going through the trot polls and trotting over the cross rail. Then he'd take off after it! Lol and he kept trying to run out on the cross rail and the polls on me, took me a few tries to get him over it, but once he did he just kinda gave up.
         
        07-22-2009, 11:49 PM
      #25
    Weanling
    So what I did was in the winter, I worked and saved money. Granted, I have a high paying job (9 per hour) but I'd only work about 5hrs a week. Then, in the spring, I would go to school, then go to volleyball practice till 530, then go to the barn. I'd be home around 730 give or take about 10 minutes, then I'd have the rest of the night to do homework. In the winter, I didn't lease him yet because I was saving up and hadn't found him yet, and that made it a lot easier to accumulate money. But I had to get enough money to last me through the 3 months of volleyball season where I didn't work. But now that its summer, I work and ride all the time, and money is no issue. But again, its gotta get me through the 3 months of fall volleyball season. Sometimes its hard, and I'd only get out maybe 10x a month, but it was worth it. :)
         
        07-23-2009, 01:13 AM
      #26
    Foal
    Ohh yea that's what I'm trying to do too, is save up as much over the summer as I can so I can pay for everything for as long as possible.
         
        07-29-2009, 12:28 PM
      #27
    Foal
    Okay, I have some suggestions. There are a couple things you could do. 1) If you find someone willing to half-lease this horse, than you can do that. So they will pay half the price and you will pay the other half and you both are leasing the same horse. 2) Get a part-time job where you can get paid help out around the barn. Muck stalls, fill feeders, blanket horses, turn out horses, etc. 3) Offer to ride people's horses for a certain amount of money per hour per day. 4) Like lovemyponies suggested, explain to the person who's horse you are leasing. Maybe you can work out a deal. 5) Ask to pay every two months or something. So if the cost is $320 a month, you pay $640 every two months. That way it gives you time to save up for each payment, and you'll have lots of time to do extra jobs in advance.
    Best of luck. Hope it turns out okay.
         
        07-31-2009, 11:38 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    I definitely think you should go for it.
    Its funny I am in the same situation as you.
    I am a hostess, turning 19 in september, who is going to college and having to pay for all my riding out of my own pocket. Its difficult, I'm not going to lie! Especially since I have a car, and live on my own. (I haven't really talked to my parents in over a year.. They are no financial help)

    I would LOVE to lease a horse, and even found one for free lease on line (again, like you!) but I don't think I know enough about caring for horses to lease one. Nor do I think I could afford it... god I hope one day!

    APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.

    I just spent my last 500 bucks on rent and riding... and had NO money in my account, I came home to a 750 dollar scholarship in my mailbox! YAY I can keep riding! Haha.

    But seriously, they help. You're in Canada... seems like in one of the provinces where the drinking age is only 18.. I am in BC and we have passport to education.. do you have that there? If you do... check and see if you got one in high school... its free money!
         

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