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post #1 of 36 Old 07-03-2009, 11:58 PM Thread Starter
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How do you pay for your horsey stuff?

Just wondering how you guys pay for stuff for your horses? Do your parents pay for you or do you have a job or do you have money saved?

I need to find a way to make money so i can buy stuff that my parents won't buy me for my pony? I dont think i could get a job becuase i don't have a ride to get there?
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post #2 of 36 Old 07-04-2009, 12:27 AM
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Unfortunately, I am completely on my own there. Dad buys the hay but that is it. If I want new tack or if they need a vet visit, it is all on me. Of course, I do have a pretty good paying job so it is not a big thing but everything is just so expensive anymore.
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post #3 of 36 Old 07-04-2009, 12:37 AM
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I have a job as a dog groomer it pays the bills pretty good, I also have a loving hubby who buys the food and whatever he wants for his horse.He does spoil me and buys stuff for my horse sometimes.
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post #4 of 36 Old 07-04-2009, 12:40 AM
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I'm lucky to have a pretty good paying job. When I get my horse (which will hopefully be soon) I will pay for the food, vet bills, farrier, etc. If I want tack, I buy it. My parents step in every now and then (my mom bought me a zebra-print saddlepad today!) but I pay for most of it. My mom said they'd pay my friend's parents so that I can keep my man at their house. They didn't ask for payment, but my mom insisted so I told her I wasn't paying for that
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post #5 of 36 Old 07-04-2009, 12:48 AM
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When I was in early high school, it was all me. The only support I got was my parents coming to my shows and that was fine with me. I just had to work and I made monthly payments on my horse.
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post #6 of 36 Old 07-04-2009, 01:38 AM
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I pay for everything myself, I've never had any outside help when it comes to our horses, of course I'm an adult and been on my own for years.

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post #7 of 36 Old 07-04-2009, 09:06 AM
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I am an adult so of course I pay for everything. I also do all the work myself. Hubby does help put up the hay for the season, but he now has bulging disks in back, so his job will be to haul the hay wagons over to the barn. I've had to hire a couple of teenage boys (no work to be found for a lot of teenagers around here) to stack the hay.
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post #8 of 36 Old 07-04-2009, 02:50 PM
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When I was younger I worked at the barn to pay for lessons and shows, even babysitting my trainer's kids or cleaning her house or tack. I used every birthday and christmas to get horse stuff. now that i'm an adult (haha) and on my own? i use every birthday and christmas to get horse stuff.... :) my friend and i were talking about what we'd get for gifts if we weren't into horses. Pottery Barn filled house and Prada purses? eh, I prefer the horses!
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post #9 of 36 Old 07-04-2009, 02:58 PM
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I work 40 hours a week in a job I don't like but its job and it lets me keep my boys
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post #10 of 36 Old 07-04-2009, 03:04 PM
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I am only 18, and I have to pay for everything I want/need. I just bought a new saddle, girth and saddle pad. My grandma gave me 250$ but I had to pay the rest. I have a job though and have sense I was 16. Its hard to pay for everything, but my boyfriend helps me out A LOT! And i am so thankful for him. My parents do not give e any money. I also have a cell phone bill on top of a horse as well. hah

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