Originally Posted by nikelodeon79
Do you have anything to do with planning the budget in your household? If not, and you don't know where you stand financially, you'd better see the numbers before insisting on the purchase. Your husband might be right.
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This is good advice. My husband is very supportive of my horses, but he has suggested that we liquidate the horses we aren't using. Sadly this includes my "old man" (20 years old) that no one uses and is just a pasture puff. This wouldn't be a problem, but he's a hardkeeper. We've tried everything with him, he just won't gain weight. His bone structure wouldn't really support a larger mass, but I feel that seeing his ribs makes him too skinny.
I guess he's a little nervous because we are big into cars and have multiple cars, I brought 3 cars of my own to our marriage and he had around 6. Along with Logan he wants to sell 2 out of 3 miniature horses and the problem isn't the initial upkeep of the horses... It's the shots, the teeth, board fees, coggins, farrier, the no-end-tack-buying, and emergency calls. I'm thinking if my husband and I had a facility where we didn't have to board... he'd be more inclined to keep them.
When you create that buffer, be sure you have factored it in for a potential emergency...