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post #1 of 9 Old 07-21-2012, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Ways to Make Money

So I need another $500 to get my pony, I don't have a job (I'm 16), and I can't think of any ways to get it.
I am trying to sell tack that I don't use, rabbits, nice dresses I've never worn or only worn once and a bunch of other stuff.
I live in the country and don't know of anywhere close enough that will hire me.
Is there anything you can think of that I should try to earn the money?

Also, I can't really do anything involving my neighbors, as I don't trust any of them. (several have been arrested for meth and tons of other crimes).

I'm really at a loss here, I'm dying for this pony but can't seem to get the money. /:

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post #2 of 9 Old 07-21-2012, 09:21 PM
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Would the people you're buying the pony from let you work off the amount you owe, like doing barn chores?
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-21-2012, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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She probobly would but I live almost 5 hours from her, so that's not an option sadly.

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post #4 of 9 Old 07-22-2012, 12:10 AM
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Do you have a gas station or small shopping center fairly close to your house that would let you have car washes there(or truck/horse trailer washes)? It wouldn't cost you anything and even if you asked like $5 per car it might help put a dent in the money owed. I've been in the same boat as you before- believe me I would have tried anything! :)
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Make sure you'll have the money to keep the pony too. My horse costs me around $6000 a year, although I don't have my own land so that pushes it up a bit.

Is there anywhere nearby that has horses where you could muck out and do feeds before and after school for cash? A lot of people I know do that.
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Make sure you'll have the money to keep the pony too. My horse costs me around $6000 a year, although I don't have my own land so that pushes it up a bit.

Is there anywhere nearby that has horses where you could muck out and do feeds before and after school for cash? A lot of people I know do that.
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I would have to second that. I think the less expensive part of owning the horse is the actual price of buying the horse. I do own a horse, but he is part of the therapy program that I train horses for. He does his part as a therapy horse and I train the horses so all his fees are paid off with that. If it wasn't for that set up there would be no way that I could own him.

I have been riding and working this horses for the past 10 years and this is the this is the first time I owned a horse. If it wasn't for not having a horse at a younger age I think I wouldn't be as a dedicated horse person that I am today.

For advice for finding a job I would say look local. There is always a person who knows a person who has a hairdresser who is looking to hire a babysitter. Don't be shy to ask around and tell people what you are trying to accomplish.

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post #7 of 9 Old 07-22-2012, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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I do have money to take care of her, my parents are paying for the feed/vet bills ect, I'm just in charge of buying her as they would rather get one of the $35 horses that are crazy that go through our local auction and don't understand the reasoning behind getting a $700 pony.

I live about 20 miles from anything, and since I don't have my license (my parents won't let me until I'm out of the house..) and they won't drive me I can't really go that far.

Evil: There are people who have horses around here, but they aren't very friendly and don't want any help, as I have asked.

My little sisters friend's dad owns a turkey farm, so I'm going to see if he has anything I can do for him.

Thanks for the suggestions!

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post #8 of 9 Old 07-22-2012, 12:26 PM
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An auction horse does not have to be a horrible thing. A lot of really nice horses go through simply because owners are no longer able to care for them, but you are correct that some of them are just nuts.
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post #9 of 9 Old 07-22-2012, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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I know that there are some good horses that go through in some auctions, but at the stockyards next to my house, they are all emaciated and the ones that aren't crazy are half dead. /: Its really sad because I go up there every once in a while to get calfs/pigs, and see the horses. Its really terrible.

I just don't really want to take the risk, my dad thinks these horses are fine and you can fix anything by giving them a 'good smack' in the face..

(He's not aloud to be around my pony without me, none of my family is really, as they are all like that.)

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