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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, 06:50 PM
      #21
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    I waited until I was out of college and working full time in a career before I got my first horse. I had horses for about 10 years and then got divorced. I had to re-home the horse I had at the time as I couldn't afford to keep him. 6 years or so later I remarried and also had been promoted a few times in that full time career. I was then able to buy a house on property with a barn, then bought the 2 I currently have. So they are funded entirely by me.
         
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        10-02-2012, 06:51 PM
      #22
    Green Broke
    I have nightmares of the day I have to leave the army.

    This is the safest, steadiest, easiest paycheck I've ever had and I know the day im out my horses fates could change at the drop of a hat.

    I would sell them in a HEARTBEAT if I could no longer provide for them out of my own paycheck.
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        10-02-2012, 06:51 PM
      #23
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Roperchick    
    Dimsum....your going to give yourself a headache if you keep slamming your head against that brick wall....
    No worries, I've been beating my brains out for years so I'm numb.
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        10-02-2012, 06:54 PM
      #24
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Roperchick    
    i have nightmares of the day I have to leave the army.

    This is the safest, steadiest, easiest paycheck I've ever had and I know the day im out my horses fates could change at the drop of a hat.


    I would sell them in a HEARTBEAT if I could no longer provide for them out of my own paycheck.
    It is a huge and scary change/decision - one that we often regret DH making.
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        10-02-2012, 06:59 PM
      #25
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by Roperchick    
    i have nightmares of the day I have to leave the army.
    Grab all the free education you can while you are in! You should begin now to plan ahead, and definitely think about taking advantage of the college you will be eligible for when you get out of the service. Get an education sweetie, you take it with you wherever you go and no one can take it away from you. If you take the right career path you won't ever have to worry about supporting yourself-or horses for that matter.
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        10-02-2012, 07:01 PM
      #26
    Green Broke
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    Grab all the free education you can while you are in! You should begin now to plan ahead, and definitely think about taking advantage of the college you will be eligible for when you get out of the service. Get an education sweetie, you take it with you wherever you go and no one can take it away from you. If you take the right career path you won't ever have to worry about supporting yourself-or horses for that matter.
    yup yup. I have my TA papers sitting on my 1SGT's desk waiting till im unflagged to have them signed then straight to my computer I go to get my freshman courses done!
         
        10-02-2012, 07:38 PM
      #27
    Yearling
    Up until I was about 16 my parents paid for my horses. After that I had to babysit, work for my mom, clean stalls. Anything to be able to afford them. As soon as I graduated I got a full time job. I've switched jobs a few times, but have now settled. I work part time four days a week at the barn I keep my gelding at. I also recently started the process of taking over my mom's sign/graphics business. Until this past August I worked from 630-1030 four days a week, cleaned up, and worked 11-730 anywhere from 5-7 days a week. There were pay schedules that I didn't get days off. I worked 23 days in a row. I refuse to have someone else support my horses.
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        10-02-2012, 07:41 PM
      #28
    Foal
    Been doing this since I was 14 1/2. I'm 16, I work full time and do online school so I can pay for my horses. My grandma will occasionally help me out, but I do pay her back. My mom pays for 1 or two month board occasionally which is a BIG help. I board my new horse currently, and I have a Haflinger and Curly at home.. So they're really easy to care for, it's the board that kills me. I offer to pay for water and electric but my mom says no. I make 6 dollars an hour because I work for family, which kind of sucks but I like to help out my own family, so in a way we're both benefiting (I make profit, she makes profit) And as of minor labor laws, it was all worked out so it was legal somehow for me to make 6 an hour at 14, we know lots of cops and lawyers.. I just hope they weren't bending the law for me or something..

    Mom bought my car (1,000 dollar car and when I don't use it, my family fights over it LOL! Great on gas!!) though, and without that I'd be NO WHERE!!

    But I guess the state pays my way a bit because I get my schooling for free (My school is called ECOT, it's free no matter what your income) and they pay 20 dollars per state test you have to take (I'll make like.. 120 dollars for taking the OGT. I'm happy, but I feel like that's ridiculous that they pay.)

    So I'm proud of myself!! :) My dad on the other hand, makes a lotta money, but has "problems" that left my family in MAJOR debt (He left now..) so I really shouldn't have my horses at all. I feel guilty but hey, my brother/sister/mother have food, medical, jobs, clothes, their own hobbies that they don't feel guilty for, so I think they'll live! :)
         
        10-02-2012, 07:53 PM
      #29
    Green Broke
    I work part-time and my hubby works full-time.

    In addition to working my part-time job, I also do 99% of the work on our lil farm and I clean the barn/night feed where I board my horse currently. I also have a couple boarded horses here at my place.
         
        10-02-2012, 08:09 PM
      #30
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    I work about 70 hours a week to support my horse habit
         

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