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    08-02-2009, 09:10 PM
  #1
Yearling
I need your opinions please.

Okay so should that add actually be Samson I desperately want to purchase him but I want to make sure that its not going to be a move that I'll end up regretting in a few months.

I only have 2k in my bank account. I get paid roughly $300 a week. I am going to get free board so that's a bit of a relief. Now, with that $2k I have to be able to support Samson and pay for my college classes which are roughly $500 every 3-4 months until I finish community college.

I'm terrified to end up in the same position as I was in before. I have to know that if I adopt him back, that I can keep him ultimately.

A lot of this will be based on what they ask as an adoption fee, right now they want $1100 which I can't afford but it is negotiable to the right home. I can't imagine a better home than with someone who already knows all his quirks and loves him for them.

What would you guys do?
     
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    08-02-2009, 09:16 PM
  #2
Weanling
Maybe if you explain the situation to them, maybe even refer them here where they can see your post from a long time ago about wanting him back and know you are serious? I am sure they want what is best for the horse, I hope so anyway, and you are what would be best for him :)
     
    08-02-2009, 09:18 PM
  #3
Yearling
I agree with Kathryn.
     
    08-02-2009, 09:21 PM
  #4
Yearling
I definitely will. I still have his bill of sale and every vet bill from when I owned him. Hopefully they can see what he means to me.
     
    08-02-2009, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Lucara    
.... I desperately want to purchase him but I want to make sure that its not going to be a move that I'll end up regretting in a few months.

I only have 2k in my bank account. I get paid roughly $300 a week...... Now, with that $2k I have to be able to support Samson and pay for my college classes .....


What would you guys do?
It doesn't sound like you can afford this horse? Do you have to eat with that $300? Pay rent? Books? Vet fee? Farrier? Shots? Your own medical care? What happens if he gets sick? You?

I'm guessing you know you cannot afford him. If you knew you could afford him you wouldn't ask us. I'm really sorry; it stinks to love an animal and not be able to afford him.
     
    08-02-2009, 09:34 PM
  #6
Yearling
No rent and I have excellent health insurance. I'm asking because its been almost 2 years since I've owned a horse and when I purchase Samson the first time I had nothing saved up but was able to keep him for a year.
I'm talking to my instructor (Since I will be boarding at the lot next to her) what she pays for her farrier and vet bills every 6 months.
     
    08-02-2009, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Lucara    
No rent and I have excellent health insurance. I'm asking because its been almost 2 years since I've owned a horse and when I purchase Samson the first time I had nothing saved up but was able to keep him for a year.
I'm talking to my instructor (Since I will be boarding at the lot next to her) what she pays for her farrier and vet bills every 6 months.
What expenses do you have with that $300? Is that gross income or net? What happens if he gets ill? You might ask JDI about that as she seems to be the pro at getting a horse and having to pay vet bills, unfortunately.

I would be surprised if you could spend only $500 every six months for junior college. What about books? Transportation? What expenses do you have to pay out of your income?
     
    08-02-2009, 10:30 PM
  #8
Yearling
The only expenses I have are gas and cell. $300 is after taxes. I'm going to ask about his medical records but Samson has never been ill. I'd asked Dixie for his medical records and they were all clean. If he gets sick i'll pay for it but I don't think anyone is prepaired to pay thousands on medical bills. Yes it happens, but I don't think that's something that most are prepaired for.

I only take 2 classes at a time, anymore than that and I would have to go part time at work. 2 classes are $500 total. The books would range around $200 if purchased from online and not from the college. Driving distance is about 15-20min 2 times a week. Both classes are 15min apart and on the same days.
His boarding facility is roughly 20min away from my house and about 10 min from work. Work is about 10min away.

Not including board, how much do you pay monthly for your horse?
     
    08-03-2009, 12:32 PM
  #9
Yearling
Anyone? How much do you pay monthly for your horse minus board?

What is everyone else's opinion?
     
    08-03-2009, 01:14 PM
  #10
Trained
I pay 375 a month per horse for board. But that includes Feed and everything.

One bag of food is $15. Farrier is $45 per trim (every 8 weeks) So I'm not sure what it breaks down to.
     

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