How to earn the money for my first horse?

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    08-30-2012, 04:28 PM
How to earn the money for my first horse?

I might be getting my first horse I am ready for one but I need to pay for the tack and board and the horse I do have a job but it dosnt pay well and I would like to do this as fast as posible anyone have tips?
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    08-30-2012, 04:32 PM
You could have a yard sale or something. But really, if I need something for my horses, I have to put in more hours and wait for that check.
    08-30-2012, 04:42 PM
Start scoping out local tack shops that do consignment & auctions for horsey stuff. You can get great deals for things you know you are going to need like brushes, blankets, etc. But, the flip side is you stated "you are ready" there is the feeling of being ready and being financially ready ( a much bigger deal) doesn't sound like you are financially ready at all!
    08-30-2012, 05:18 PM
I'm having a similar issue....
    08-30-2012, 05:23 PM
Depending on your age, you might have trouble making enough money to afford the day to day costs of owning a horse.

If you're preteen/teen and still in school, that's going to very much limit your free time for working extra hours. It will also cut down on the ability to have yard sales or sell off old things, since they technically don't belong to you.

If you're an adult, maybe a second part-time job will take care of it, although that will cut into the time you'll have to spend with the animal.
    08-30-2012, 05:23 PM
Get an evening delivery job.
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    08-30-2012, 05:26 PM
Buying the horse is the cheap part. You have to consider the board is a MONTHLY cost and is only one of the regular costs you're going to have to pay for. Most people can raise some amount of money in the short term but it sounds like your issue is bigger than that. If you don't have a horse yet and you already can figure out how to pay for monthly board, what about the other costs? Emergencies? Point is, you don't have the horse yet and it seems like you already can't afford it. Are you really financially ready for the repeat bills that come with a horse?

Ultimately, you need a better job. You can find plenty of decent used tack for good prices. However, you need a regular income that's high enough to pay the regular costs, have some spending money and have some for savings.
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