Shoot.. I accidently deleted my big long post.. anyways.. I will cut it short..
I do believe that her pricing is way inaccurate. I should maybe offer them about 1200?? (If I really like her) or less?? I guess it all depends on what she's like when I go see her.. I am only 13 years old.. so I wouldnt be able to drive to the sale, cause my parents wouldnt wanna drive me all the way there. But, I can't even get them to go look at the horse... I keep begging though.. so maybe they will let me go see her.. but going to the auction would most definetly be out of the picture... maybe the owners also have a set price that they are looking for at the auction.. and if they don't get it.. they will back out... Also, trailering and gas fees would cost the owners alot to transport to Alberta.. so ,maybe we could work something out.. cause they would be saving alot of money.. Also, I don't really care about her conformation.. as long as she is in good health and is a pleasure to be around. I would only be using her for trails and arena work.. no shows.. maybe once Im older and have a diff horse... but not at the moment... also, I am kinda short on the money.. I only have like $700.. but I am hoping I could get a job somewhere.. maybe at a horse farm... Do you guys have any ideas on how I could go about making money.. cause here are some of my ideas...:::
- clean stalls
- scoop manure
- exercise horses
- braid manes and tails for shows
- take care of animals and horses when people are on vacation
- make jewellery and take them to a craft sale
- make rope horse halters and sell them
- have a yard sale
Also, there are 2 boarding places close to my house.. one is a 5min walking distance (really fancy with all the works), and there is one which is about a 7min care drive distance (not quite as fancy, but does the job)
The price for the fancier one is $250/month
And the price for the less fancier one is $175/month
I take regular lessons at the less fancier one.. so I know them really well.. but I thought it would be a lot more convenient if I could just walk to the fancier one.. the other place is way to far to walk every single day. But the problem is.. if I board at my regular stables (7min car drive), My parents might not be able to drive me everyday... and I need to go there everyday..
Also for $175/month... I would go broke if I don't have a job... maybe I could work there and get it for $100/month... but I need extra money as well for farrier, vet and emergencies.
This is stressing me out big time, cause my parents are losing money, so they can't help me out at the moment, and they don't wanna drive me to see mary, and she is going to a sale in 1.5 weeks!! How am I supposed to decide if I want her badly... and have the money in 1 week? Maybe If I really wanted her.. I could ask the owners if she could stay with them for a couple more months.. and I could make the money... do you think they would agree?
The total cost for starting fees for the first month would be::
Vet check on horse before buying= $150
Which would mean I need $1525 for the first month!
I only have $700
Please help me!! I am completely desperate!!
I know alot about caring for horses and such, so I know all about that.. but the money is holding me back! HELP!
Thanks for all your help, and I appreciate you taking your time to help a strangers life to be better :) Thanks again.. and sorry for writing this humongous!!!! Post
Thanks for reading.. and helping! :}