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    03-19-2012, 05:28 PM
Originally Posted by aldebono    
Thank you! I was more excited about my tack that came in the mail than my engagement pictures...

I think I would have been too
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    03-19-2012, 05:29 PM
Have you 2 set a date yet
    03-19-2012, 05:35 PM
Originally Posted by Country Woman    
Have you 2 set a date yet

October 13th. It needs to be here and gone already. Not ashamed to say that I am more excited for the rest of our lives as husband and wife than the actual wedding day.
    03-19-2012, 05:50 PM
Good luck with planning the wedding

I had a blast planning mine and it was stressful too
    03-19-2012, 05:58 PM
Good luck joining the ranks of the military wives out there. We are a select breed, LOL. I'm an AF wife, and looking to get my first horse in a year or so. There is a lot to plan for, but just like any other part of the move, you need a plan and a budget. Once you get settled, everything tends to fall into place again.

Congratulations, BTW
    03-19-2012, 06:12 PM
Well, it will be easier for you since you will not be the one travelling as much as your husband. However, make sure you do your research and find the best place possible. I travel a lot and so I rely on my BO and friends to take the best care possible of my pony :)

    01-07-2013, 10:23 AM
I just wanted to give an update. My husband will be going to boot camp on March 12th of this year.
We are very excited to begin this adventure!
I will let everyone know after week 5 of boot camp where he will be stationed to see if I have any new neighbors.
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    01-07-2013, 10:45 AM
I worked at a barn where a woman whose husband was in the military boarded her horse, and my recollection was that the military DID pay to move her horse, just as they paid for the rest of their moving costs. I could be wrong, or things could have changes since then, but I am pretty sure she said they covered that cost. Of course, they did not pay her board bill, but having a horse did not seem to present any overwhelming issues for them.
    01-07-2013, 10:49 AM
I live on a military base. My nice neighbors are the ones that end up shipping off and the cruddy ones stay :( anyway, I've not met another horse owner but the military always covered the expenses for shipping the household pets and covering all the fees associated with it - including their plane critter plane tickets.
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    01-07-2013, 11:04 AM
That's interesting. I wouldn't expect them to pay, but it would be nice if they did.

I am glad to hear that just because a spouse is in the military, it doesn't mean the other is forced to give up things they would do normally. I've had people give me funny looks when I tell them the horse and our other animals are coming with us. I guess people think the spouse can't live the life they want when the other is in the military. Has anyone else come across this? They probably think we are getting shipped right to Alaska.
I look at it as "Look how many places I will get to trail ride!"
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