Originally Posted by americancowgurl31391
Originally Posted by DashAwayAll
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 don't 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 can't 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 don't 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.