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        07-01-2012, 04:24 PM
      #81
    Green Broke
    How much are you charging? For them and shipping?
         
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        07-01-2012, 04:55 PM
      #82
    Yearling
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    how much are you charging? For them and shipping?
    It depends on how fancy or how minimal you want to make one. I've priced supplies from $35 a headstall upward to $60 for some REALLY fancy, custom conchos and crystals. PM me the details of what you have in mind and I'll look for supplies at the best price I can get them and send you pics! =)
         
        07-01-2012, 10:28 PM
      #83
    Weanling
    Hey everyone! Just found this thread. Its nice to meet up with other forum members my age.
    I have a question for all of you. Im 24 and have just transitioned from graduate school into the job world. I've had to cut back significantly on my horse time because of having all these new responsibilities and its hard. I can't go ride 5 days a week like I used to in college. I really want a horse, but being on my own my finances can't handle it at the moment (haha not that it stops me from perusing craiglist...) Just wondering if some of you had had this experience too and to ask how you were coping. I never appreciated how good I had it back then.
    Im hoping to be able to start looking for a lease/horse of my own around the fall if everythings going to plan.

    Hope this wasnt too long winded =)
         
        07-01-2012, 10:42 PM
      #84
    Yearling
    I have the same problem with Craigslist. Evil invention.

    I had to take a 3 year break for school from owning my own horse. I went from riding 7 days a week and competing every weekend to retiring my horse and not getting back on a horse but maybe twice in those years.

    It was really hard, and just learning to ride again like I once did was torture. It was really hard to get back into riding shape.

    But! The break is over and I am so happy to be back into riding and training. It is worth the wait. So I know how you feel.

    I don't think I can ever go that long without horses being a part of my life again.
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        07-01-2012, 11:30 PM
      #85
    Showing
    Welcome Riddles!!! :)

    I've always been in the job/learning world. I was 18 at the time, with two jobs and online college (so my case is a tad easier than what you're having to do) and I got out to see my horse 7 days a week for almost a year. Then I moved and he was farther away so I only got out there 3-4 days a year.

    You need to BUDGET your time. Make a daily schedule and mark out when you need to study, when you need to go to class (or work), when you want to hang with friends. It's possible and it's really not that crazy once you get into it.

    Wish you the best of luck :)
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        07-01-2012, 11:42 PM
      #86
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    Welcome Riddles!!! :)

    I've always been in the job/learning world. I was 18 at the time, with two jobs and online college (so my case is a tad easier than what you're having to do) and I got out to see my horse 7 days a week for almost a year. Then I moved and he was farther away so I only got out there 3-4 days a year.

    You need to BUDGET your time. Make a daily schedule and mark out when you need to study, when you need to go to class (or work), when you want to hang with friends. It's possible and it's really not that crazy once you get into it.

    Wish you the best of luck :)
    Thanks!
    That must have been really hard going from everyday to 4/year.
    I am a type a scheduler by nature so the budgeting things already happening (glued to my planner haha) The main issue really is that when I moved to chicago the nearest barn went from being 10 minutes away to 60 minutes away. So even with the best budgeting its been difficult. And now that im going to be working a normal 40 hour work week, my schedule changes again. We just moved to the subarbs tho for the new job and I discovered a barn about 15 minutes away! That should make it alot easier to budget in time to ride. Im just hoping that someone there has a horse theyd like to lease out/shareboard.
         
        07-01-2012, 11:50 PM
      #87
    Showing
    LOL no not a year.. a week!

    Sorry my horse and I are separate right now and so all I can think about are years.. lol It's what my fingers write but my brain thinks I wrote "week"

    7 days to 4 times a week :) then in the last few days it was 2 times a week.

    But yes going from 30 mins to 60 mins is a HUGE change. My barn was 10 minutes away, now it was 45 minutes away. Definitely limits the amount of time you can spend out there..
         
        07-02-2012, 12:00 AM
      #88
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
    LOL no not a year.. a week!

    Sorry my horse and I are separate right now and so all I can think about are years.. lol It's what my fingers write but my brain thinks I wrote "week"

    7 days to 4 times a week :) then in the last few days it was 2 times a week.

    But yes going from 30 mins to 60 mins is a HUGE change. My barn was 10 minutes away, now it was 45 minutes away. Definitely limits the amount of time you can spend out there..
    Haha okay. I was like holy crap, who am I to complain? That makes more sense.
    Yeah that's whats hard. I get out there and I want to spend 3-4 hours, but that usually isnt possible. Im having to make a tough choice because I love the barn im currently at (45 minutes away now that im in the burbs) but to get the horse time im really craving the 10 minute away barn is really going to be the best option. Its nice to chat with others who have been in my situation. Everyone in my current barn is either teenagers or retired older adults (ie totally open schedules for riding)
         
        07-02-2012, 12:24 AM
      #89
    Showing
    Well happy to ease your mind! The madness can be accomplished! :P
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        07-02-2012, 11:29 AM
      #90
    Yearling
    I am a huge fan of online school for horse people. After I got out of high school, I did online school and trained for 3 different barns down here. If I had had to go to actual classes, I never would have gotten into the professional side of this industry as early as I did.

    It does suck having to spend so much time away from horses. After my parents sold my jumper pony, I had a year where I rode maybe twice a month on this mean palomino with amazing barrel lines. When lunging, he'd turn to strike at you, he'd try to rub you off on fences. I missed my mannerly hunter horses, and trails, and relaxing and enjoying a good ride. I couldn't imagine living away from my anne right now.
    Sky, how long have you been away from your hoofed kid?
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