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post #21 of 33 Old 06-18-2010, 12:08 PM
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And there were only 6, I just added Reyna because she's part of my life right now.

Pro (25), Sam (36), and Spring (2) are our horses right now.
I assume the other three (you say there are six but list three) are family horses or something?
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post #22 of 33 Old 06-18-2010, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Something like that

The story is too long and I don't completely want to change topics...So if your really cerious for the long story pm me. But if not. I answered your question already!!
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I suppose, since you are the only horse person in the family, your folks are probably going to wonder why you need yet another horse. If you got the other three because you really really wanted them at the time, and they would be perfect for you at the time, then your parents (or your Dad in this case, since your Mom is going along with getting Reyna) are probably wondering what changed. I'd be hard pressed to take care of three horses, so adding another would seem overwhelming to me.

Plus, all the showing your going to be doing will add yet more of a financial burden on your Dad.

Leasing, definitely sounds like it makes the most sense in your situation, if your Dad can afford it, so good luck with that.

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post #24 of 33 Old 06-18-2010, 07:08 PM
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Why in the world would you want or need another horse when you already have six?! How do you take care of them all, especially since you're the only horse person in the family? You're saying not one of those six horses is suitable for you?

I see why your dad is having reserves. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds to me like you only pay for one horse because you have some kind of agreement with whoever is paying for the rest. I'm just tossing scenarios around, but what if you have a falling out with whoever is paying for them or you have to move somewhere else and you would be left paying for six horses by yourself? Would you be able to do that? Are you sure you could really take care of seven horses? That seems overwhelming to me. All I'm saying is, please be careful. If you can lease this horse, that's great. But I would just urge you to think twice about buying another one.

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Why in the world would you want or need another horse when you already have six?! How do you take care of them all, especially since you're the only horse person in the family? You're saying not one of those six horses is suitable for you?

I see why your dad is having reserves. Correct me if I'm wrong, but it sounds to me like you only pay for one horse because you have some kind of agreement with whoever is paying for the rest. I'm just tossing scenarios around, but what if you have a falling out with whoever is paying for them or you have to move somewhere else and you would be left paying for six horses by yourself? Would you be able to do that? Are you sure you could really take care of seven horses? That seems overwhelming to me. All I'm saying is, please be careful. If you can lease this horse, that's great. But I would just urge you to think twice about buying another one.
Look at the first post on this page. I only have 3 right now and we ONLY pay for Pro.
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post #26 of 33 Old 06-18-2010, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Oops, double post

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post #27 of 33 Old 06-20-2010, 06:42 AM
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My humble opinion is, you should take the money you would spend on leasing or buying and put it towards lessons or your two year old. Trust me by time he is three you will be wishing you did. Send him to a trainer now and they can work on the basics? So by time he's three you don't have to waste your time getting him desensitized to saddles, bridles, the trailer, there are SO many things you can work on!! And SO many things you can spend your money (your parents money) on.

What about when you go to college? What are you going to do with your horses? Trust me you can't just bring them with you! And if you do it's very, very, expensive. I'm having a hell of a time right now trying to balance money, time, and college. The sad this is I only have one horse. It sucks but you can't, can't, just live for the moment, you HAVE to and NEED to think about you're future and the future of the horses.

Right now you sound like the girl off willy wonka and the chocolate factory. The one who wanted it all? Does that ring a bell?


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post #28 of 33 Old 06-20-2010, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the opinion.

My 2 year olds is fine with the saddle/bridle. Walk, trot, canter, whoa on the lunge and NO buck yet!! I have her trailering, walking over tarps, and she went to her first show this year already. You can drop the saddle off over her butt, on each side, and throw it up there like she's been doing it for years. I can flop the stirrups and laces around and put weight in them on either side. So...She's getting the work.

All that got done while all 6 horses were around.

It's not about wanting more and more, it's about wanting to advance my riding and gain experience before I start to ride the filly. If I can't do something myself, how can I get her to do it.

I also don't want her being ridden until she's two, and even just a little bit then.

As for college...There are plenty of options.
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post #29 of 33 Old 06-21-2010, 08:27 AM
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Now I am confused again... is it six (or seven) horses or three horses?

When you want to sound like you have a big herd you talk about seven. When you want everyone to think you do not have that many you insist it is only 3.
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post #30 of 33 Old 06-21-2010, 09:59 AM Thread Starter
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Nope. Look back and read... We no longer have Sonny, Sky, or Dixie.

We only have Sam, Spring and Pro. I've said that since the beginning in the first post. I only said three names because I only have three horses.
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