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        03-12-2011, 05:59 PM
      #11
    Green Broke
    I would: Buy a ranch in the hill country of TX and live out my life there making money off the cattle, goats, and sheep I'd raise.
         
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        03-12-2011, 06:54 PM
      #12
    Foal
    1) I'd buy myself some land.
    2) I'd buy myself some stables.
    3) I'd run that rescue I've always wanted to run.
    4) I'd buy the supplies needed to run the horse rescue.
    5) I'd buy myself a Gypsy Vanner because it's my dream horse.
         
        03-12-2011, 07:17 PM
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    Yearling



    Its sad, but when you think about it, 1 mill is pretty much nothing these days. I could easily spend it in an hour without even trying.

    Agreed! :( That's why you got to put some real thought into it because it will fly by quickly.
         
        03-12-2011, 08:49 PM
      #14
    Weanling
    I'm going to pretend I won the NJ Lotto instead. (172 mill )
    (Assuming I've already done my good deeds- 1/2 or more to charity, buying a house for my family friend in an apartment in a bad neighborhood, good deeds n such.)
    First, do whatever I had to do to buy the horse I am in love with. She is at a bad barn with bad practices, and my riding ability is being held back because I want to stay with her.

    Next, move her to a really awesome barn even if their board is super expensive (cause I can afford it now!).

    Get a private trainer to school all my bad habits out of me due to this awful trainer.

    And then... I dunno. I've been wishing for those things for the longest time now.
         
        03-12-2011, 09:01 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    ***deep sigh***
    Oh to dream! Many things I'd like to do and do for others. Wouldn't change my lifestyle as I am happy with it, but oh what fun to dream. And to not have to ponder purchases!
         
        03-12-2011, 11:00 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Yeah, unfortunately a million sure isn't much. The first thing I'd buy would be a GMC Sierra 2500 Diesel which fully loaded is probably going to be over 60K brand new. And then I'd grab myself a 4 horse slant load trailer w/ fully living quarters which would run me another 100K. And then I'd either build or buy a nice little horse property with house, barn, indoor/outdoor arenas, etc. Nothing big, but that'd run between 500-700K here.

    And that's pretty much my money spent w/ a little over for savings and continue working!

    However, if I own FIFTY million (our lotto), I'd build one HECKUVA nice little equestrian facility. I don't want to leave Manitoba, so my plan would be to have a house, barn and indoor arena all connected by heated corridors, muahahahaha. I would NEVER leave my house in winter, I'd send minions to get my groceries.
         
        03-13-2011, 12:12 AM
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    I would never leave my house in winter, I'd spend minions to get my groceries.
    Hahaha, that made me laugh. That's something my sister would say. :) It's a pity one million these days doesn't get you very far, but it can sure make a difference in your life. One of my teacher's goals is to save up one mil by the time he retires. He has no kids and doesn't plan to get married so I suppose I can understand how he would be able to save all that.
         
        03-13-2011, 01:53 AM
      #18
    Foal
    -- I'd set aside enough to make sure my dad was well-cared for once he gets to that age. (It's coming up quick)

    -- Go back to college full time for the next 4 years. Possibly 6. (Journalism sucks)

    -- Commission a bronze statue of my late trainer and have it placed at my alma mater.

    -- Buy a horse.

    -- Buy a house and about 10 acres, but only grudgingly so. Maybe rent it out until I'm ready to settle.

    -- Travel for a while. Save the rest.
         
        03-13-2011, 03:50 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    Hmm...lets see...with 1 mil....
    1st. Put some money into the bank/invest it
    2nd. Build a simple arena & add a few stalls
    3rd. Buy essentials
    4th. Build a small x country course in our back field & create paths through the other 60 acres of land.

    If I won the jack pot ( 50 mil. +)
    1st. Invest / save in bank
    2nd. Build a stone stables, very old English looking, with European style 15 x 15 stalls. The arena would be 200ft x 200ft ( if that's even possible lol). I would have a vet station, and an equine swimming pool & rehabilitation center.there would be an outdoor dressage ring + a grass jumping ring, along with a fully developed cross country course, complete with ditches, water jumps, and sunken roads.
    3rd. Fill that stables with beautiful, top quality, antique storage, saddle racks, etc.
    4th. Hire a full time ' teach me everything' trainer, who will teach lessons & give me advice on how to care for my horse.
    5th. Build a beautiful mansion, matching the stables, and looking very old English & castle like.

    *sigh* oh the dreams....
         
        03-13-2011, 04:55 AM
      #20
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Lonannuniel    
    hmm...lets see...with 1 mil....
    1st. Put some money into the bank/invest it
    2nd. Build a simple arena & add a few stalls
    3rd. Buy essentials
    4th. Build a small x country course in our back field & create paths through the other 60 acres of land.

    If I won the jack pot ( 50 mil. +)
    1st. Invest / save in bank
    2nd. Build a stone stables, very old English looking, with European style 15 x 15 stalls. The arena would be 200ft x 200ft ( if that's even possible lol). I would have a vet station, and an equine swimming pool & rehabilitation center.there would be an outdoor dressage ring + a grass jumping ring, along with a fully developed cross country course, complete with ditches, water jumps, and sunken roads.
    3rd. Fill that stables with beautiful, top quality, antique storage, saddle racks, etc.
    4th. Hire a full time ' teach me everything' trainer, who will teach lessons & give me advice on how to care for my horse.
    5th. Build a beautiful mansion, matching the stables, and looking very old English & castle like.

    *sigh* oh the dreams....
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    OK, your dream is better than mine. Can I just come live with you? I'm sure I'll be spending my million on gasoline anyway.
         

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