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post #11 of 15 Old 12-07-2013, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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I don't actually have a horse (yet,) however, I've taken lessons for years and I've had on and off leasing- I'm starting again in January. My instructor might sell more of hers again though, so I always like to be prepared encase something happens. (:
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post #12 of 15 Old 12-07-2013, 04:38 PM
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That is pretty exciting! If you are leasing through your instructor you should see if you could do it for a longer period of time, or if you are able to invest in long term horse ownership why not see if she can help you look for a horse, or a lease if that is something you are more comfortable with :) She probably knows a lot of other horse owners in your area and would be able to go out with you to check out different sales and leases while giving you information on whether or not the horse you look at would be a good fit :) Just remember that as exciting it is to have a horse you should take your time, shop around, and weight different options before jumping in ;) Good Luck!

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It is, I can't wait! And these are some great ideas, thank you!
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post #14 of 15 Old 12-12-2013, 06:25 AM
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Option one sounds best. If it's a bit pricey for you why don't you talk to your trainer and explain the situation, if you're willing to help out regularly, maybe cover some of your own horse care you might get it for the same price.
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post #15 of 15 Old 12-12-2013, 09:33 AM
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Originally Posted by waresbear View Post
You can haul your horse to the other barn for lessons or can your instructor come to the new barn? My horses are at home but I haul 1/2 hour away to lessons once or twice a week.
If things were always that simple, then I wouldn't be having a boarding debate myself. Sigh... the woes of not having a trailer :/

Originally Posted by bessie2 View Post
The only big thing holding me back is the money/my trainer. I'd rather board at option one because I know everyone and everything, I want to keep my trainer, and it's convenient. But option two is cheaper and has more features... What do you suggest??
Sounds like you already know what you're gonna do. If you're happy where you are and are ok without the features, then unless you're really in need of money I'd stay where you are.
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