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)