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        11-07-2009, 01:21 AM
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    how could I make it work?

    I would really like to keep my horse after I move out, but I realize that it's kind of questionable whether or not it will be something I'll be able to afford.
    Just how hard is it to do? How reasonable is it for me to hope to make this work when I will not be attending college (this statement is not the focus of this post so any comments on this will be ignored, thank you ) and will likely be living in the cheapest nice, livable place I can find with one or two roommates?
    I know there are a lot of things that come into play, and I can try to give more details if necessary..but in theory, does this sound like any sort of situation where it would work (and I'd have enough time to actually ride my horse xD)

    Thank you so much =)
         
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        11-07-2009, 02:24 AM
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    Foal
    Well, it certainly will not be easy..
    You will be making lots of concessions (sacrifice is another word for it) It will come down to..
    More than 1 job (even if it means doing "muck time" at your or somebodies farm...very real possibility toward your board)
    Forget partying, concerts, most stuff you may normally do, as after all the expenses are covered, not to even mention what your room, board, food and car insurance will run, money is going to be in very short supply...
    Maybe you might consider a partial lease on your horse? It would amount to an extra 200-300 bucks a month..Wish I had better news but, reality isn't a pretty thing for sure..
    Best of luck to Ya
         
        11-07-2009, 02:40 AM
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    Originally Posted by Loosewolf    
    Well, it certainly will not be easy..
    You will be making lots of concessions (sacrifice is another word for it) It will come down to..
    More than 1 job (even if it means doing "muck time" at your or somebodies farm...very real possibility toward your board)
    Forget partying, concerts, most stuff you may normally do, as after all the expenses are covered, not to even mention what your room, board, food and car insurance will run, money is going to be in very short supply...
    Maybe you might consider a partial lease on your horse? It would amount to an extra 200-300 bucks a month..Wish I had better news but, reality isn't a pretty thing for sure..
    Best of luck to Ya
    oh, don't worry about disappointing me or anything xD the idea of trying to keep him at all is a new one for me. I've pretty much been mentally preparing myself to have to part with him soon ever since I bought him. I just hate the thought of it, but I know that it's not very realistic and expect that I'll most likely have to sell him. I just want to see if there's any way to avoid it.
    The good thing about me, though, is that I really don't do much outside of horse time right now. Basically any other time I have is spent watching tv for now xD
    But in this situation, do I have the time to actually be riding, too?
         
        11-07-2009, 02:50 AM
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    Foal
    Time to ride? What, you want it all? Lol...
    Yea, I suppose what with everything else you'll be doing to support you new life situation, the very fact that you are young (a definite advantage here!) will pay off...
    I guess we all make priorities to do what we know, or think important,and as much as things will change for you, it's going to depend on a lot of variables. Ones only you will discover as you go. That a funny thing about life, most of us have little idea if any what comes next so, we kinda learn by the seat of our rear ends..Ice helps me with that part.
    Anyway, if you are good at "time management" and don't get too careless (you know texting while riding while filling out insurance papers while....etc) you should get some saddle time in...Simply make the most of the time you'll get, however limited it may be.
         
        11-07-2009, 03:07 AM
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    Originally Posted by Loosewolf    
    Time to ride? What, you want it all? Lol...
    Yea, I suppose what with everything else you'll be doing to support you new life situation, the very fact that you are young (a definite advantage here!) will pay off...
    I guess we all make priorities to do what we know, or think important,and as much as things will change for you, it's going to depend on a lot of variables. Ones only you will discover as you go. That a funny thing about life, most of us have little idea if any what comes next so, we kinda learn by the seat of our rear ends..Ice helps me with that part.
    Anyway, if you are good at "time management" and don't get too careless (you know texting while riding while filling out insurance papers while....etc) you should get some saddle time in...Simply make the most of the time you'll get, however limited it may be.
    haha this may just actually work for me then! I think I might give it a try. The nice thing is that if I try and it just doesn't work, I think my parents would be willing to help me pay for him until I could sell him. So it might just be worth it for me to try.
    Thank you so much for your input
         
        11-07-2009, 03:09 AM
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    Foal
    As my Father used to say, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained"
    You won't know until you try...
    So, off to work with you then! Haha
    Best to Ya.. -Lw
         
        11-07-2009, 03:29 AM
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    Banned
    I'm also trying to move out and keep my horse! I know its doable, as long as I get a room mate and live in income-restricted housing. By the time I actually get around to actually moving out, my car will probably be paid off (so i'll just have insurance xD) and I'll hopefully have a just-above minimum wage job so I can afford all of my stuff.

    Lists and budgets are your friend. Have you also considered just leasing out your horse to one other person? That way you guys split the cost, and you don't have to feel bad that he isn't getting worked as much as he should be.
         
        11-07-2009, 03:47 AM
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    I probably should try. It'd be a good idea since I'd be pretty busy and less able to get out and work him and all..
         
        11-07-2009, 04:55 AM
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    Foal
    I think it depends on what type of job you have, I have two horses and don't live at home and I afford it just fine but i'm working full time.
         
        11-08-2009, 08:11 PM
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    Foal
    I have recently been leasing a horse off someone in a similar position to you and I think it has worked out really well taking the pressure off her both financially and time wise. I paid towards the costs but not unexpected ones like vets bills, and I also put him to bed on the days I rode and sometimes took care of the yearling too. For me, the advantage is no unexpected costs, and not as much of a time commitment, and for the owner, a contribution to costs and help with the work. If you get the right person, and you are capable of sharing, you might even make a new good friend like I did.
         

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