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post #31 of 50 Old 08-18-2008, 12:22 AM
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I hope this doesnt sound to harsh...but im gonna say it anyway. If you have decided that you must move out of your parents home as soon as you graduate high school, then your life is about to get very expensive. Evidentally you are not going to college...so there will not be that many great jobs available to you. You will have apartment rent, elctricity, water, food, clothing, car insurance, gas and car maintanence to pay for sure. Its gonna be tough on you to pay all that. I dont think you will be able to afford that horse for a very, very long time. I think it would be better for both of you if you sell him.
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post #32 of 50 Old 08-18-2008, 12:25 AM Thread Starter
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How do you know that im not going to college? I am just not a university. And yes im gonna go ahead and sell him. Thanks everyone. And its ok, it may sound harsh, but its reality. And most likely after high school i will be moving with my aunt and uncle.

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post #33 of 50 Old 08-18-2008, 12:37 AM
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Im really sorry if I hurt your feelings....i didnt mean to. I was just speaking from life experience. I made that choice after high school too. It was tough but you can make it if thats what you wanna do. I doubt you will be able to afford the horse too though. Im 31 years old and just recently got my first horse. Horses are wonderful, but expensive.
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post #34 of 50 Old 08-18-2008, 12:40 AM Thread Starter
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Oh by no means did you hurt my feelings. It ok...its just the hardest decision i will probably make. But like i stated before, its reality and sooner or later, rather i want to or not, i have to face it. I love dude and always will but i will be 18 in march and cant depend on my mom to be my chauffeur.

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post #35 of 50 Old 08-18-2008, 01:27 PM
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i still think it sounds sketchy
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post #36 of 50 Old 08-18-2008, 01:46 PM
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Wow, that's a really really tough decision that you have to make! Sounds like you're making a very practical and mature one, despite how difficult it's going to be. But when it comes down to it, if you move out you're definitely going to need a car! Some places don't even hire someone if they don't have one. If leasing doesn't work out selling sounds like your only other option.... but I would be very very leery of selling him to someone who doesn't come out and look at him themselves. Think about it, why in the world would YOU buy a horse just by looking at pictures? I've just heard of too many people getting scammed. When I was selling a horse someone tried that with me, even told me that they saw him at shows and just knew they wanted him. Absolutely refused to come out an meet me in person. So I refused to sell them the horse. Their english got worse and worse as the emails went on. :)
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post #37 of 50 Old 08-20-2008, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks up and over. I dont wanna have to do it but i have to face that in order for a good job and getting around, i need a car. I have talked to the lady more and she said she sent the check out today. So if she sends the check and it goes through then "Dude's sold". It was so sweet though. I was talking to her last night and shes said "oh you can come and see your baby anytime and just let me know and ill get the trip arranged and ill take care of paying for it. Your horse is going to a great home". So if she is for real, then i think dude will have a good home. All i can do is wait and see. Im going out to the barn tonight and gonna just spend time with dude.

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post #38 of 50 Old 12-14-2008, 08:43 PM
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Gah! I hope you didn't sell him yet! It's REALLY hard, but it is possible to have both. I work four jobs. I pay my rent, board, shoes, utilities.Everything. I bought a Toyota with over 300 thousand miles on it.I take 15 credits and have a 3.8. It's possible. Just extremely hard. I had a horrible relationship with my parents, but unless they are abusive or something, I would stay there at least until you can get yourself some roomates and a decent job. Keep looking for free lease. I got a check written out to me for a service and it was a very similar scaam.

Now that I reread your last post, I guess it's too late but maye you could talk to her and arange her to do the free lease since you think she is legit
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post #39 of 50 Old 12-15-2008, 02:56 PM
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If the issue is finances right now, ie in 6 months to a year you could afford both just not now, why not find a suitable person to free lease him to. ie they don't pay you anything but pay for his board, feed and shoes instead. That way you will still own him and when you can afford to have him again you can.

We used to free lease a mare while we where in between horses for my sister. It was great for us because we had time to look for a horse for my sister but in the mean time she had a pony club mount that was decent enough. And the owner was sort of in a similar situation, she couldn't afford the mare at the time but didn't want to sell her so it was a great temporary solution for both of us!

On our lease contract we payed for feed, shoes, (she was kept at our property so no board) and we also payed incase of emergency vet due to injury while in our care. But excluded was her worming, shots or vet for disease/injury due to no fault on our behalf ie something genetic or pre-exisiting.

Anyway, I hope it works out for you, there is something to consider...
I like this idea . Plus if you can get a job that you can take the bus too you can save up some money for a car. I save my tips for horse shows and I've got over $100.00 in just two months I know that doesn't seem like much but on tips alone I don't think it's too shabby. I couldn't live without D, My car is in the shop at the moment and I pay people gas money to take me out to see him. Plus my dad rocks and will often pick me up to see him on weekends. I hope my car get's fixed though, I was lucky I got a hand-me-down car. Mom has three of them and gave me one lol.

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post #40 of 50 Old 12-16-2008, 04:07 AM
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Realistically speaking I would go for the car. Horses now a days are not the ideal source of transport specially if you are moving from State to State or in-fact from City to City.

Generally now a days Horses are kept as a passion to riding or because of the love towards them, however on the other hand Car is a necessity to life, at-least now a days it is a must.

As per your situation I would definitely would go with the car.

Hope this helps


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