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        03-24-2009, 06:18 PM
    She's little and stocky. Not too great for jumping. I'd say go to the sale and buy her. You'd probably get her at 200-800 there.

    Good luck
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        03-24-2009, 08:02 PM
    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::
    Horse= $1200?
    Boarding= $175/month
    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! :}
        03-24-2009, 08:02 PM
    Shoot.. I accidently deleted my big long post.. anyways.. I will cut it short..
    Lol.. so much for that.. lol.. sorry :P
        03-24-2009, 08:06 PM
    Also, I have a really good feeling about this horse.. I just have a gut feeling.. have you ever felt that?

    And, some days I would take my horse to my house and do some lunging, and maybe set up some log jumps

    Thanks again
        03-24-2009, 09:49 PM
    Bump.. anyone else??
        03-24-2009, 11:02 PM
    If I were you I would go out and see her, if she okay but not great $800, if she super amazing $1200, I got my little arabian gelding for $400 and he is amazing!! Here's a pic of him. Really if I were you I would keep looking. There's good horses going for free right now.
        03-24-2009, 11:11 PM
    Thanks :)
    My mom said she wont drive me out to see her because I can't afford it anyways... she said I have to make the money first.. and she said "why do you have to own a horse? Just ride the ones at the trainers!"

    That is not even compared to owning a horse!
    What should I tell her to convince her to take me?

    I really wanna go see her!
        03-25-2009, 03:34 AM
    Originally Posted by horseluver50    
    thanks :)
    My mom said she wont drive me out to see her because I can't afford it anyways... she said I have to make the money first.. and she said "why do you have to own a horse? Just ride the ones at the trainers!"

    That is not even compared to owning a horse!
    What should I tell her to convince her to take me?

    I really wanna go see her!
    Yea owning and riding a lesson horse are totally different, well I find it easiest to not listen to my mom and buy the horse away, and find a friend to take me out to see it, but I don't think you could get away with that, I would say figure out a way you will make enough money to care for it and buy it and tell her, if she still says no. No matter what you do it wasn't ment to be. Sry my pic didnt work here it is again. my $400 horse, he's probably worth more like $1000 but they had to sell him that week.

        03-25-2009, 03:41 AM
    Wow! $150 for a vet check???? I alway have my horses vet check before I buy them and once a year. I just had two of my horses vet check and all of there shots done for the year and it was $197 total, a normal vet check should only be like $20 and normal like $40 for the vet to drive to the place. But I guess it all depends on what you want done.
        03-25-2009, 07:56 PM
    I kept asking my mom to drive me to see her ALL DAY today... she keeps saying NO. She said that I can't afford it myself.. and they arent going to help me with the costs... I told her the ways I can make money, but she said I need the money first. But, this horse is going to a sale NEXT friday! How am I supposed to make about $800 in 1 week??!!

    Also, they keep saying that I can go over to the place where I take lessons anytime I want.. they say that it is better just to use their horses..!!!!
    It is making me soo mad, cause its my money and I do what I want with it.. there is nothing else to spend it on :P

    Please help!
    I was thinking of having a big yard sale next week, getting some people to donate old stuff... and I am going to make jewellery, some rope halters, and some fancy browbands, and I might paint some pictures to sell..

    But, even after all those ideas, she says I need the money before I think of looking at horses... and I need at least a weeks time to decide if I want the horse after I've looked at it... so I need to go tommorow or the next day.. but no... I need the money.. I even told my mom I would pay for the cost of gas... but still nothing.. now they get really mad when I mentain it!!!!!! I agree that I need the money.. but if I go look at the horse.. I might not even like it.. and if I do like it.. We could work something out with the owners... like maybe convince them that bringing the horse to the auction wouldnt give them any profits.. and maybe they could keep the horse for a couple more weeks.. until I have the money

    But, I only need a regular job to keep the money coming!
    This is really frustrating.. cause even if I have enough for the 1st few months... I can't have a yard sale every weekend..

    But, I was also thinking I could make paintings, halters, jewellery and browbands.. and maybe sell them on the internet.. or bring the browbands and halters to our tack store and sell them to themm.. or maybe I could sell paintings and jewelley at craft sales.. but still.. at every craft sale, i'd make... what... $40 :S

    Please help, thanks again :)

    PS:: Your horse is gorgeous!!! I LOVE the dapples on the black :) sooo cool! And unique!

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