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post #1 of 19 Old 12-10-2008, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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Expensive Hobby

My BO just bought $32,000 worth of hay this weekend.


I need a cheaper hobby
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post #2 of 19 Old 12-10-2008, 10:29 PM
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As do we all.
But we wouldn't be able to survive long without it I'm afraid...
At least I wouldn't.
:/

I give myself very good advice, But I very seldom follow it
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post #3 of 19 Old 12-10-2008, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I know what you mean.
It's more an addiction than a hobby sometimes
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post #4 of 19 Old 12-10-2008, 10:35 PM
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I don't even own a horse and I spend anywhere from $700 to $1200 a month on riding lessons, or riding clothes, or books, or whatever else I have decided I need
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post #5 of 19 Old 12-10-2008, 10:36 PM Thread Starter
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Haha. Yeah. Gotta feed the habit ;)
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post #6 of 19 Old 12-10-2008, 11:45 PM
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$32,000??? How many horses does your BO have to feed?
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post #7 of 19 Old 12-10-2008, 11:52 PM
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I would think your BO spent it as a business expense not a hobby expense.
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post #8 of 19 Old 12-10-2008, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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Well...yeah. She has a gazillion horses boarded on her property....

but if my hobby ever turns into a business im screwed =P
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post #9 of 19 Old 12-11-2008, 12:10 AM
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Yeah I was just about to ask too! How many horses does she have?? Wow. I definitely know how expensive horse life can be. But when I'm older and have my own farm, I'd like to keep things pretty small. Just a few horses.

At least that's what I say now. My BO has a pillow in her house that says on it, "Horses are like potato chips. You just can't have one!"

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post #10 of 19 Old 12-11-2008, 01:00 AM
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I have attempted to try to do the math at the amount of money that is spent on this bloody sport and to tell you the truth I have never been able to figure it out because shortly after starting I just get into sums that make me sick so I stop. Think about it this way tho, would you be able to find a hobby you enjoyed as much? would you be able to find something keeps you outside in the sun, active out in the fresh air? something as enjoyable and rewarding as this? I doubt I would :)
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