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  • Feel guilty of stabling a horse

 
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    04-12-2010, 06:51 PM
  #31
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Then what, besides trolling for an argument, led you to this particular forum?
I love horses. I used to ride as a kid, now I can't afford to. In fact my financial situation is so bad I will be lucky if I even see a horse in real life for the next five years. So I get my horse fix any way I can.

Is that a good enough answer for you?

Btw, The definition of a troll is not "anyone who disagrees with majority opinion." Trolls by nature don't stick around to hear the counter arguments to their posts. They post and run. Call me a mean ******* if you want, but the word troll doesn't fit.
     
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    04-12-2010, 09:28 PM
  #32
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by ponyboy    
I love horses. I used to ride as a kid, now I can't afford to. In fact my financial situation is so bad I will be lucky if I even see a horse in real life for the next five years. So I get my horse fix any way I can.
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    05-06-2010, 12:36 PM
  #33
Green Broke
Being single, I would board your horse for now. You don't want to be ovewhelmed with chores and feeling guilty that your horse is alone and not getting enough attention. At least at a boarding facility he will have friends and maybe you can find someone you trust to part-lease him to keep him riding. In a few years when your life settles down, you can consider selling your condo and buying a place with more room.
     
    05-06-2010, 12:42 PM
  #34
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by ponyboy    
I would never live alone with a horse to take care of. I know people do it, but so much can go wrong, and chances are your nearest neighbor isn't going to be within easy hailing distance. If I had the money I'd build two dwellings and rent one out to another horse owner. If not I'd continue to board.
I have to agree, especially if you have a full time job. What if a horse colics or goes down while you're at work? What if all of the horses get loose in the middle of the night, or day? There's just too much to go wrong.

Ponyboy, I find your take on this situation very responsible. We all would like to have our horses in our front yard, but sometimes that's just not the best idea, even if we can afford it or have the room for it.

I lease a farm and have 6 horses on it right now. I live 20 minutes away so I cannot be there 24/7. However, the owners of the property live there and are retired. Someone is home 24/7 and keeps an eye on things. I would not have leased this property otherwise.
     

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