10-01-2012, 03:47 PM
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I know it seems like I probably can't afford to care for a horse, but I can. It's just a matter of when I get my money. I get $800 a month, all of that being put towards the horse. It's just at this particular moment, I'm getting $100 a week until next month. I have a buffer for medical emergencies too.
I have been looking and not settling too, otherwise I would have had a horse by now. I honestly think he'll be a good prospect for what I'm wanting to do, which is mostly playdays.
I've had a serious conversation with my trainer, who has been doing barrels and poles since junior high (40 now) and her daughter has since she was very young and she's in college now. She really likes his build, and thinks (if all the information I've been given is true) he will make a good, level headed barrel horse. She also thinks I shouldn't bother with a vet check unless something seems off about him.
She knows my ability, and I trust her judgement very much. I really appreciate all the advice.
I will for sure keep my eyes open to him, I'm not letting myself fall in love with him because I want to be aware of his faults and if he'll fit my needs.
He's the age I want, as well as a gelding, a good height, and I really like his conformation. He has good ground manners, and is well started under saddle, his price just so happens to be low..(based on if what I've been told is true.)
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