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        07-31-2009, 11:18 AM
    New Business\Getting me a baby horsey!!

    Hey everybody, first time poster here. My name is Jimmy. I was recently layed off from my job at the factory and my severance is about to run out so I have been kicking around a few ideas for a new career and that's what led me to your site.

    I was thinking about getting me a Horse, and using it to bring to kids parties and what not. You know, we could throw the kids up on the horse and let'em run wild for a bit, let the kids feed the horse some cake, that sort of thing. And I also figured that when party season was slow, I could strap a cart to the ol' fella and have him make some money by driving people around. I think I can make twice what I did at the factory. I don't want to get ahead of myself here, but after this horse makes me some money, I could acquire a whole petting zoo. I really have a good feeling about this.

    So, now that you now my intentions, I need some help and advice. I saw that a guy on craigslist from out in the country was selling some horse puppies for only $500, I can definiitely swing that! Now, I don't really have much property living in the city and all, but I do have a two-car garage. My plan is to keep the animal in the garage when he's not working, and as long as he doesn't start bucking and kick my 'vette we'll be cool. They don't poop a lot do they?

    What do you experts think? Im sure some of you do this already, but don't worry I wont take any of your business, Im pretty sure I'd be the only one in my area offering horse services.
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        07-31-2009, 11:21 AM
    This HAS to be a joke.
        07-31-2009, 11:23 AM
    Is this a joke?
        07-31-2009, 11:28 AM
    Bahahaa. WTF
        07-31-2009, 11:31 AM
    Green Broke
    What the ****?
        07-31-2009, 11:33 AM
    Oh my...
        07-31-2009, 11:39 AM
    Well, first of all, I don't know if you are serious or not, but I'll give you my best advice.
    The first thing I will say, horses are prey animals. Very easliy scared into a panic.
    Unless you have a bombproof horse (that means the horse will tolerate anything, which requires alot of time and training), I don't think the party thing is so great. Little kids can scare horses (not to mention a baby) , especially kids at a party with cake and decorations and noise...not a good combo.
    Where would you plan on driving your horse? The city doesn't sound like a great place...most likely people would honk at you and scare your horse, him being a prey animal and all.
    Your horse would get very anxious in your garage...and if you have a Corvette, I suggest you trade it for a cheaper car and some cash, because horses eat ALOT and yes, they poop - ALOT. A 1,000 lb horse produces an average of 50 lbs of manure a day. That's more than 13 pick-up trucks full a year!
    Horses need alot more space than a garage. A 1-acre paddock would be pushing it. They also need constant care, as they are very accident-prone. Vet bills can get very pricey.

    Unless you really know what you're doing, I don't see that you could make a humane profit with a horse. I suggest you start by working for someone who owns horses before you buy your own.
    And one more thing - you sound like you need to learn alot more about horses. You can't treat them like dogs. They are way more demanding and they cost alot more.

    I really don't know if you are pulling everyone's leg or not, but if you are serious, please take my advice and anyone else's.

    Good luck (gulp).
        07-31-2009, 11:40 AM
    Green Broke
    Horse puppies--lmbo
        07-31-2009, 11:43 AM
    Green Broke
    ^ Yeahh, what is a horse puppy anyways? A foal?
        07-31-2009, 11:45 AM
    Not to mention proper zoning or the fact that even if you DO know what you're doing, you're still probably going to take a loss. Horses very very rarely make you money.

    If this is serious...don't do it.

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