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    View Poll Results: whats your primary income?
    full time work 70 67.31%
    part time work 15 14.42%
    state beifits 3 2.88%
    parents 17 16.35%
    other..Please state 12 11.54%
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        10-02-2012, 07:11 PM
      #11
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    If not for "free" board at my parents' farm, I would not be able to have horses. I do help with the bills though when I can.
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        10-02-2012, 07:14 PM
      #12
    Green Broke
    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.
         
        10-02-2012, 07:15 PM
      #13
    Green Broke
    The same way I put a roof over our heads and food on the table, by working.
         
        10-02-2012, 07:19 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    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 ;)
         
        10-02-2012, 07:26 PM
      #15
    Foal
    Both me and my husband busted our butts to get college degrees and good jobs. Well his is great, I work for the county so my pay kinda sucks...
         
        10-02-2012, 07:28 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    I waited 37 years until I could afford my horse...I'm hoping to start my own business in the next year to continue affording her.
         
        10-02-2012, 07:35 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Active duty military.

    So my horses are at my parents ranch right now. I send them the money for vet and farrier....all they get for feed is the hay we grow and pasture every winter so I don't have to worry about feed.

    The only supplement any of mine get is my mare Josie gets Next Level everyday for her arthritis and the calcium buildup in her knee. So I send the money for that as well.
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        10-02-2012, 07:40 PM
      #18
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by themacpack    
    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
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        10-02-2012, 07:43 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
    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
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        10-02-2012, 07:48 PM
      #20
    Green Broke
    Dimsum....your going to give yourself a headache if you keep slamming your head against that brick wall....
         

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