I have owned horses for over 40 years-worked hard, retired at the end of last year. Was doing OK, but hubby needed an emergency life-saving surgery, & the money doesn't stretch far enough now. I am looking to re-home my horses-just started researching "rescues" today. Yes, my heart is breaking.
I'm 19 and I work a full time job. We have 3 horses. One is solely mine, the other is half mine, and the other is my parent's. I pay rent on mine and my dad pays the rent on the other two. I buy feed for all 3 of them, and farrier costs for all 3 of them. My parents pay for vet bills for the pony, but I pay for vet bills for my 2. So basically all my dad pays on Gully is the rent and I pay everything else. I live at home still and I pay rent to my parents every two weeks. I pay all of my own bills. I live paycheck to paycheck. Any luxury items I buy are for my horses. But I still manage to save 1/3 of my paycheck in a savings account for an emergency fund ;)
The same way I put a roof over our heads and food on the table, by working.
Hmmm....computer ate the rest of what I said, didn't notice until after the edit option expired --
Was supposed to include - I work full-time as does my husband. He is on his second career having served 20+ years in the military and receives a retirement pay from that service. These incomes combine to provide for the needs and wants (ie horses and other hobbies) our family has
I'm an adult, and work a full time job in order to pay for everything.
I don't expect my parents, other taxpayers, or the government to pay for my luxury items. If I had to depend on state aid, I'd sell my horses.
When I was young, of course my parents supported my horses. But once I hit my teens I paid for them out of my own labors. As an adult, I put myself through college working full time to pay for that education. That meant no horses for almost 10 years as I couldn't afford it. I did it just so that one day I'd have the disposable income to be able to afford horses and other nice things. I certainly didn't expect the taxpayers to support my horsie habits.
I can't wrap my head around the idea that the OP is really so self-centered and deluded that she can't see how morally wrong it is to be taking government assistance and spending it on keeping a horse. I half hope this is attention seeking and not reality