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post #1 of 2 Old 09-30-2010, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Need help with a question about owning a horse

Okay so I am in the process of either leasing or maybe purchasing a horse when I have a job and that way I can pay for my own stuff.

So Board at my Barn is $275.00 Pasture full care with Run in shed and then 295.00 and turneed in when bad weather. I am looking for a horse that is between 1000-2000.00
Lets say the horse just needs to be trimmed and does not need shoes. Its about $25.00 for trimming with most of the Farriers around here. My parents would help me out of course I am gonna talk with my Father about it tonight about the money.

Now leasing is 175.00 a month plus Trim of the hooves plus I gotta take weekly lesssons.

Well see heres the other thing. Were putting our house up forsale and will be moving and finding a place to keep my horse at I will be getting a horse no matter what. Should I wait until I move? I have been told before if I get a horse I have to pay for everything that means I gotta pay for board, farrier vet. Which that is why I am trying my best to get a job and save up for a horse.
Or at least save up for months of board. I won't want to buy a horse until I have money for a years worth of board.

I probably won't buy it until I have half the money to buy it and then buy it myself and save up at least 1500.00 for Vet and put it in my Emergancy fund.
Then put a $100.00 each pay check when I get a Job.

How should I do this. I know I am not gonna do anything about purchasing until I can fully aford it. My dad said, that I need to wait until I have at least 1 years worth of board. Then save up some money for Farrier, Vet which I will.
Plus you know shows and lessons which my parents agreed to help pay for. :)

How should I come up with a plan? Any advice :) I have owned horses I own a horse but shes currently at my Grandpas and can no longer be ridden she is completly retired had her fun years and a great horse. I am completly aware of how to own a horse I know of the stuff that comes with a horse you gott have money incase a horse gets sick. I have had that happen had to pay a $1500.00 vet bill that was way to much for what happend so we got it down to $800.00


Thanks for anyone who is willing to help. Please no comments about I dont need a horse. I am gonna get a new horse one way or the other weither its when we move on our own property. Because parents are buying huge land and planning on building a small guest house for me.
So all I have to pay for is my phone bill and food etc. I wouldn't need to pay for anything else.
Plus not to mention my horse.


Thanks.
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Another thing I could do is see if my Grandpa will let me bring Beauty down here and train her with my Trainer? So that way I don't even have to even pay for a horse all id do get her vet-checked to see if she has any problems or anything.

Idk anything about her feet all I know is shes a Qh 5 years old is about 15.2 or something.

What do you think?
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