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        11-17-2011, 02:29 PM
    It sounds like people are just saying it might not be best to actually BUY a horse that you don't intend to keep for an extended period of time, which you have clearly said. A couple of years is not a very long time, and then you'd be stuck needing to find a home for your new horse all over again. Not trying to be harsh at all, just honest.
    Have you thought about leasing? It really is a great option and often more affordable than owning, but guarantees the horse a home when you leave.

    If there is no opportunity available to lease, then I can see why you would want to own, but remember to plan in advance a long time to find the horse a home when it has to be sold and be prepared to take a loss.
    As far as feeling guilty for buying other things, the only person that's harming is yourself. If you feel the need to buy those things, it's your money and your choice. Each time you are buying something, hopefully you are thinking about whether it's worth putting off getting another horse even further so that you don't wake up years later regretting it all. If you don't feel you would regret it, why would you feel guilty? I'm a bit confused about that.
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        11-17-2011, 03:23 PM
    You know, BW, there are LOTS of ways to feed your horse-crazy addiction, besides owning, and they are all legitimate. The price is to buy is much smaller than the cost of maintenance, and that's what often keeps me "horse-poor." LOL!
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        11-17-2011, 03:34 PM
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    Originally Posted by BarrelWannabe    
    Thanks for saying I'm not committed to having a horse.
    I feel guilty about buying thing but I don't blow my WHOLE paycheck on things.
    If I buy a $20 purse, its just as bad as buying gas. Other than that, I pack everything that I make into a savings account.

    Do you know for sure that I'm not set up to own a horse long term? No, you don't. My financial situation is out of wack because I'm working on buying a new vehicle. That's why I sold my horse to begin with. If I still had a vehicle, I'd have my horse.

    At least you put it in perspective that I shouldn't feel guilty about spending a LITTLE bit of what earn on some small items. I thank you for that.

    But by far, don't assume I'm not committed or driven enough to have a horse. If I lacked that, I wouldn't have gotten into horses at all.
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    Why so defensive? Maybe if you stated what you consider long term it would be helpful as it means different things to different people.
        11-17-2011, 07:39 PM
    I have to agree with Natisha. Buying a horse should be a committment that extends the life of the horse. If future "known" events are to take place that would cause you to rehome the horse, don't get one. Think about it from the horse's perspective...it has to be rehomed once you purchase it, become part of the herd that you introduce it to, and then a short time later, have to go through the entire process again. Certainly deserves more thought.
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