Help or advice on this money issue would be greatly appreciated...
I have an issue that I need help with, especially from horse people. I made some decisions, and I'm pregnant. I am 16 years old.
The father is willing to stand by me through thick and thin, and has already proven to me he says what he means. We are exploring our options on what to do with the baby. We are leaning towards keeping it, but I need some opinions on how to handle it financially.
Our parents don't know yet, and we plan on telling them, together, very soon. We want to have our plan set in stone before we tell them.
The problem is, I have two horses. One is a quarter horse gelding, age 12, and the other is a roan filly, age 7 months. The board for the both of them is $450, and both of my brothers are in college. I have faced the fact that I will have to sell one of them, and probably tap into my college fund to support the baby.
Basically, I'm asking you guys, how do I decide which horse to sell? I think the older gelding will be easier to sell in my area. I'm just looking for his happiness, not any achievements I want him to fulfill. But it would be so hard...he was my first horse and best friend when nobody else was there. This baby is the newest addition, and I'm not sure it would be possible. I'm under a contract where the filly was free, as long as she is owned by ME and boarded at that property for a year. She has more potential due to her age, and I know she would be happy with me. However, she would likely be more valuable.
HOW do I decide this? Any advice?
*Please don't be critical over what has happened. It has already happened, and nobody can take it back.