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post #1 of 25 Old 07-07-2012, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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My horses are gonna bankrupt me!


Seriously, though... I'm working and making roughly 200 dollars a week.

My horses seem like they know this and are trying to bankrupt me.

Jaxxon is on a hoof supplement for the next few months... that's roughly 25 dollars per month.
He also needs to be gelded later next month... that will be roughy 400 - to - 500 dollars.
If I keep him after gelding him, he will need a saddle that fits him... that's anywhere from 300 dollars to 800 dollars.

Dakota needs a saddle that fits him... it will have to be a custom saddle, too... so that's 800 dollars...
He also needs a wolf tooth pulled... that's about 50 dollars.
He also needs his vaccinations done and his coggins pulled... that's another 50 dollars...

Gypsie is on a joint supplement... that's 25 dollars per every three months.

I also need to buy at least two new bridles, and some other tack for my horses, plugs for my car, get an oil change for the car, and am currently buying stuff to get rid of thrush and WLD in my horses hooves, etc...

Oh well, just had to vent for a moment.

One step at a time, right?

BTW, getting Jaxxon gelded is my first priority.

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post #2 of 25 Old 07-07-2012, 09:48 AM
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Whoo! You must be good at managing money. I know I'm certainly not.

Good luck!
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post #3 of 25 Old 07-07-2012, 10:30 AM
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"How do you make a million dollars with horses? Start with two million."
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post #4 of 25 Old 07-07-2012, 10:40 AM
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wow! I'm glad I have my old "farm vet". I can't beleive the your cost for gelding! My horse was 155$ for gelding, shots & a head to hoof "look over". When I gelded my mini donk, spring shots for both & teeth check for both, it was 117$

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post #5 of 25 Old 07-07-2012, 10:44 AM
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And that doesn't play into the cost of every day food and supplies!
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post #6 of 25 Old 07-07-2012, 10:48 AM
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post #7 of 25 Old 07-07-2012, 10:51 AM
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Well just make a list ranking what's most important and do the best you can to tacked one at a time. Then work om finding ways to find things for more reasonable prices. Like saddles ans tack.... can find that used. Even hard to get stuff if u look long enough. I don't even want to mention the stupid things I had to deal with just to make do until I had the money.
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post #8 of 25 Old 07-07-2012, 11:08 AM
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If I was working and only earning $200 a week I wouldn't be able to afford even riding lessons let alone owning a horse.

How many horses do you have?

Do you live rent/mortgage free or have someone else helping you? I don't see how you can make it work at all on that income.
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post #9 of 25 Old 07-07-2012, 11:16 AM
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This baffles me too. I spend almost 75 a week on just feed for my 3. Plus everything else. And non horse related bills....
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post #10 of 25 Old 07-07-2012, 11:18 AM
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Well, gelding isn't going to cost anywhere near that much in Northeast Alabama. New York City maybe, but not there. If it does, you need to find a different vet - unles that includes neuticals or something...
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