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post #21 of 50 Old 08-09-2008, 12:51 AM
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Good luck, hope it works out for you.

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post #22 of 50 Old 08-09-2008, 04:56 AM
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I am editing my post after some thought.

My question is, "out on my own?" Does that mean graduating high school? So you have to get out of your parents house, or you are allowed to go? Do you have a job? or do you need a car to get a job? Can you start work now so that you have $$ for wheels next year? Your first car should not be a wonderful cool lookit me car. it needs to be safe and not suck up your wallet in fuel. You could always donate him/free lease him to a therapeutic riding center for four years and join the military - get some excellent job training, and then get your horse back after the four years is up.
I would never blast someone for selling their horse. ( Unless it was because a SO didn't like the horse. Then feel my fury!) You have to do what is best for you AND the horse. Horses are expensive to maintain and it's getting worse minute by minute.
"Out on my own" meaning this is my last year in high school and then I will be moving out. I dont get along with my family very well. I have a jib right now but im only working for like 5 hours a week right now...its rediculous. I need a car for school and my job and i wanted a car to go see my horse. See my mom pays for dudes board right now and i pay for vet and farrier and anything extra. But as of with in the next few months, i have to pay for anything that i may want or need. See the leasing thing i would love because most leasees cant come out everyday so i could still go see him and ride him. But leasing wouldnt save me any money just my mom. So i dont know what to do.
Thanks for the helpful ideas everyone.
i know a lady who couldnt afford to keep her horse so she post a sign up looking for someone who was able to pay half the horses board, shoeing etc in return for riding. it was more like a shared lease. both got the benefits of having a horse but at half the price. maybe that could be a good option

oh yeah and when you lease a horse out the person who is leasing it pays for everything while they have them :) i am leasing possum. i pay for absolutely everything. i look after her like she is my own. the owner doesnt even see her or ask after her. you can always to up an agreement for you both to sign if you are concerned about anything.

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post #23 of 50 Old 08-09-2008, 09:32 AM
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First off I'm going to admit that I did not read everyones replies so if I repeat I'm sorry.

You are in a very tough spot there. I can sympathize though because several years ago I was in the very same spot. Only thing was I was leasing this horse that I considered mine b/c I did everything for & was a "large horse farm" horse so he didn't get any other riders but me. Between myself & my rents we dished out a lot of money. Well I needed a car & started a job to pay for my growing expenses & soon came to realize that it was just TOO much for a 16 yr old to be handling. I made the toughest decsion of my life. I gave up my lease and started to work more to get my car. I need a car for work so that was obviously my option. Thankfully I have plenty of horse friends that allowed me to come out & ride with them to get my "fix" of horses. Yep it was tough, hurt me a lot but I went to go visit the horse often. I would "clean" the stalls to ride him for even just a few hours. A month before I graduated high school I got a "phat" tax return back & fell into some extra money. I was also working 2 jobs & was getting ready to start a "decent" paying job once graduating. I went out & bought myself a horse of my own. I think you will make the right decision & if your decision is to get ride of Dude ~ in time you will be able to purchuse your own horse again.

Another suggestion: Is there ways to "cut" back on some of his expenses. Go bare foot? Different black smith? I don't know.

I wish you the best of luck in your decsions though.

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post #24 of 50 Old 08-09-2008, 09:47 AM
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Honestly, you need to get the car right now. Especially if you are going to be moving out. I really understand your situation, I really do. Is there anyway you can have someone else you trust keep him for you until you have your car and are able to start paying for Duke again? Maybe you could lease Duke out to someone you know at the barn where you board him. He would still be yours but you would have money coming in from him. I know that can be kinda sticky as to whom you would lease Duke out to but its something to think about.

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post #25 of 50 Old 08-09-2008, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
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Wow you guys are so supportive and give the best advice...I really appreciate it!! So i haven't talked to the guy yet but i think the lease will work out. I would still have to save for a car and wouldn't have money coming in but it also wouldn't be coming out of my mom's pocket. And i would still be able to ride him during the week. He sounds very nice and trustworthy but of course i will have papers signed and make sure that he and Dude match. I will let you all know what the final outsome is.

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post #26 of 50 Old 08-15-2008, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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So the lease fell through. The guy was supposed to come and ride him next week and he emailed me back saying that his wife had a fit. You would think that he would have asked her first before calling me but i guess not. So im afraid if i cant find someone else to lease Dude, i have no other option but to sell him.

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post #27 of 50 Old 08-17-2008, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so i need opinions...I had a lady email me wanting to buy Dude in Iowa. Im in california. What do you think? She said she has a personal horse hauler. That would be along trip. And she never even tried him out but from his description and pics she wants him. Opinions?? please??!! How would it work out as in payments. She sends the money before or after she would recieve dude or half and half?? Thanks in advance!!

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post #28 of 50 Old 08-17-2008, 10:44 PM
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Ok so i need opinions...I had a lady email me wanting to buy Dude in Iowa. Im in california. What do you think? She said she has a personal horse hauler. That would be along trip. And she never even tried him out but from his description and pics she wants him. Opinions?? please??!! How would it work out as in payments. She sends the money before or after she would recieve dude or half and half?? Thanks in advance!!

sounds a bit sketchy. id find out a lil more. i think its really hard to believe that no one wants to free lease your horse. look around. find a person who will free lease him in your area.
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post #29 of 50 Old 08-17-2008, 10:47 PM
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Ok so i need opinions...I had a lady email me wanting to buy Dude in Iowa. Im in california. What do you think? She said she has a personal horse hauler. That would be along trip. And she never even tried him out but from his description and pics she wants him. Opinions?? please??!! How would it work out as in payments. She sends the money before or after she would recieve dude or half and half?? Thanks in advance!!
O my god, don't do it. My friend got caught up in a scam like this. Here's involved a horse trailer. Almost the same idea. The lady sent her a portion of the total trailer price then had a "personal" hauler come pick up the trailer & once she got it where she lived "hours" away she would send the rest of the payment. NO NO be warned and weary of people who are willing to do stuff like that. Please be careful ~ I'd hate to see anyone get scamed like my friend did. Thankfully her's wasn't a live animal. But I have heard of this happening before.

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post #30 of 50 Old 08-18-2008, 12:03 AM Thread Starter
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Ok so she emailed me again and she was all ok so who do i make the check out to? So i dont think its a scam now. Im just worried what will dude do going all the way to iowa and then being around someone who he doesnt even know. Will he act the same...calm and cute?!

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