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post #1 of 4 Old 08-16-2009, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Me bugging you again.

Okay so I must have a ton of these silly darned threads going around but I'm back again about seeing whether I should or shouldn't get a horse.
Looking through this forum, visiting my riding instructor makes me miss having a horse of my own soo badly! I know whats all involved, I've done it all before but my last experience didn't end well (me having to give my horse away 2 years ago due to finances) and I'm so paranoid about being there again.

I'm so confused about what I want to do with my life first. I'm currently paying my way though college but I'm only taking 2-3 classes at a time so its not out of my price range. Classes last around 3-4 months so that gives me time to build my finances back up.
I currently have a place right beside my riding instructor that's offered me free board and my instructor has offered to help me train whatever horse I eventually end up getting. LOL she's been trying to throw free horses at me since I started lessons!!

Anyway, I read the thread about teens supporting their own horses and it really gives me a bit of hope that maybe it isn't completely impossible. I guess I can't help but be worried about ending up in the same position I was in before.

I'm so confused! I can't figure out if I should be saving up to purchase my own place once I graduate with my AS or if owning the horse would make me so much more happier. Plus, I'll eventually end up going to a university and while money isnt the issue, its the fact that the nearest university to where he will be boarded will be 3-4 hours away =/. I suppose I could lease him out but I'm so uncomfortable with other people messing with my animals.

Anyway..my mind is going a mile a minute..it doesn't help that I already have a horse in mind that I really want.

Anyone have any opinions or similiar situations? How did it work out for you?
(sorry if these threads are getting old)
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post #2 of 4 Old 08-16-2009, 10:49 PM
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What about leasing a horse for now?
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post #3 of 4 Old 08-16-2009, 10:56 PM
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I would suggest leasing as well. That way, if you do have to let the horse go for whatever reason, you won't have to go through the hassle or worry of finding him a new home.
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-16-2009, 11:06 PM Thread Starter
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Because, leasing has never appealed to me, neither has renting a place to live. Why put money towards something that you don't own? Personally I find it a waste of money but that's just imo. If I'm going to do anything, I'll purchase. Honestly I'm pretty convinced that as long as I keep a fairly strict budget, I can afford it.

I do appreciate the input though and any other suggestions or personal experiences.
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