Moving Out with a Horse: At a Loss. Opinions?
Is it at all reasonable to keep a horse and support yourself fresh out of your parents' house on a full time job (no more school than maybe one class at a time here and there)...assuming that you have an easy-to-keep, low maintenance horse boarded at an affordable stable and live in a roommate situation to save money?
I'm hoping to move out within the next 6 months or so to be closer to my girlfriend of five years. I am in the process of selling my current/only horse (originally because he is not a good match for me, not to mention particularly pricey to keep) and when I decided that I was going to move out in the near future, after a long period of thought, I concluded that I probably shouldn't replace the horse I am selling. But could I?
I'd really like to have another horse. I've worked with them most of my life and they are my passion in life- I can't imagine doing anything with my life outside of the horse world...but I am trying to be smart and do the right thing for now, and figured that I could survive a small break from the horse world until I'm on my feet, but I have a friend who may be willing to eventually give me a horse that I've been admiring for a long time and I'm extremely tempted. I don't think she would be able to hold the horse for as long as it would take me to be moved out and on my feet.
I'm really just asking for opinions on this kind of situation, and maybe examples of situations you or someone you know has been through. I haven't really worked a steady job at all yet- very long story of me having the worst luck in the world health-wise, so I don't really know how things go when I am working.