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post #11 of 14 Old 11-28-2010, 12:55 AM
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do any other family memebers have horses i am in that exact situation well sorta i have always boarded but as life moves on having to buy a new vehicle cause mine was as old as my old horse and all the up keep with that made boarding impossible i summer them at my grandpas ranch and during the winter have kept them at friends house or this year they are at my boyfriends cousins house which is still a 30 min drive but the gas is worth it too me soo i do understand the decisions i though lease but my younger horse is well in need of a very experienced rider and a soft hand so that was optioned out .. anyhow good luck hope you figure something out that works for you

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post #12 of 14 Old 11-28-2010, 02:05 AM
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This is probably the biggest point in which people fall out of horses when it become a life decision to have them or have a "life." To me, my animals are my life.

But to most people all the animals do is hold them back. While most of my friends are having their life experiences partying, traveling, etc. my life experiences come from being on a horse and out on the trail because that's what I love.
^That right there. Couldn't have said it better myself.

This may sound crazy, but I don't care if I have to live in a rusty trailer and survive off of ramen noodles and water, I'm getting a horse before I do anything else after college. People think I am absolutely nuts. I actually been forced to go to a counselor by my parents because of how anti-social I am. In all truthfulness, I would rather spend my saturday cleaning up manure and cobwebs than going to a friends house. Why? The reason is exactly what miliponoga said. I Love it. I love horses. I love what they have taught me and what they give me. I love the feeling I have when I am on a horse. That is my life. I don't have a horse now, and it kills me everyday knowing that I don't and can't have the one thing in the whole world that is my life. But every day that passes I don't have one, the closer I get to the day I have my own.

OP, leasing does sound like a good option for you. But would the lease be off property? Would your parents be ok with some "random" people coming out to their house to take care of your horses? What if something happens to the lease-ee that is realted to the horse? Are they going to hold you responsible? (It would be rediculous if they did, but you never know what could happen) I'm not trying to be discouraging, but I think these are good questions to think about before deciding that leasing is the right option to go with.
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OP, leasing does sound like a good option for you. But would the lease be off property? Would your parents be ok with some "random" people coming out to their house to take care of your horses? What if something happens to the lease-ee that is realted to the horse? Are they going to hold you responsible? (It would be rediculous if they did, but you never know what could happen) I'm not trying to be discouraging, but I think these are good questions to think about before deciding that leasing is the right option to go with.
Yep, most likely off-property, we don't have much room for riding here. Especially if there are 2-3 different lessees coming in (probably only 2, I'd most likely keep Cavalina with me). I don't have a problem with off-property stuff so long as they're kept at a nice boarding facility that I can visit. If something happened the the lessee, well that would be covered in a good lease contract... don't know for sure yet, but it would hold me unaccountable (like the waivers they make you sign for lessons).

Thanks for all the advice, this is something that's a few years down the road most likely, but I think about it alot... I like to have a plan!

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post #14 of 14 Old 11-28-2010, 09:19 AM
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If you feel tied down by horses wait until you have kids, lol. At least with my horses I can go by myself and do things. I don't have to load them in a trailer everytime I got to the grocery store. If I want to go anywhere and my husband isn't home I have to pack four kids along. If I want to travel I have to include the cost of someone to watch the kids while we are away or the cost of taking them with (oh what fun). I don't go out at nights because babysitters are expensive. At least with pets you can stick them in a cage, house or stall and go somewhere for a few hours. If I where to do that with my kids I'd have CPS at my door.

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