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post #11 of 16 Old 03-26-2009, 01:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Jessabel View Post
I don't know if it would be a good idea, simply because of her age.
Victor's coming with me when I go to college. I'm looking into Meredith Manor right now. :)

Good luck!
I wanted to go there. But I have no family or anything in WV, and my life is here in Texas - my family, everything.

You're lucky though, do enjoy it!
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post #12 of 16 Old 03-26-2009, 05:10 AM
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It sounds like it's more of an emotional decision for you than anything. She would be fine with the weather. Any horse will adjust to pretty much any weather given the time. As for costs? well that would be my issue. That would be what I'd be concerned about.

If you can afford to keep her with you, then why not?
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post #13 of 16 Old 03-26-2009, 05:25 AM
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I honestly don't think I'm in a position to give advice, but -- if you want it, I'd say that if she can be safe and happy either way, pick whichever works best for you. It's not going to do her any good if you come out to see her once a week stressed out about not having seen her and worrying about her, you know? Or...well...oh, I don't know. I'm sorry, I'm really not good at advice! ^^;

When I head off out of state, I do hope I will be taking my horse. In fact, I will probably just try and get into one of the local colleges if I can't take it with me. ;) There are plenty of options here, as much as I have my heart set on going somewhere else. I, too, hope to get into Meredith Manor, once I get to college, though! I'm going to take my time though -- go to a few years of a local community college here first, get some experience in and get a two-year degree or something, just to kick start me. Plus, I've got reasons to stay at home for a few years...so it's not anything I have to worry about for a while. I'm thankful for that!
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I'm in Canada and at a University. I take 18 credits a semester so about 18 hours of class, 15 hours of labs/seminars and 20-40 hours of assignments/studying a week, give or take. I'm also in a pretty tough program (Engineering) and I also have a part time job.
I manage to ride my horse 5-6 days a week except during exams and still make it to shows and clinics. He is about a half hour drive away from campus and my house.
The only difference is that my parents help me out a lot. They pay for my board and tuition and let me live in their house for free so I don't have to worry about paying for stuff. I just find that the biggest thing is time for me.
It is possible to make it work, the biggest thing would be the money issue...
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post #15 of 16 Old 03-26-2009, 07:39 PM
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Ugh. If I had free housing and no board to pay my life would be set :P
Im dreading the day I have to start paying back tuition.

Any idea if you're going to bring her or not yet, Wallaby?
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I'm still really not sure... I'm leaning towards not taking her. I was talking to my BO about it and she mentioned to me that Lacey is a really bad traveler, according to Lacey's previous owner. I'm sure if I worked with Lacey abut it she'd get over whatever fears she has pretty easily... I think I'm going to wait until later on in the summer to see how I feel about her and how the whole money issue is shaping up. As it is I think I'd be ok with leaving her since we don't have very much of a connection but after a summer of working with her everyday, who knows. Lots of stuff can happen in 6 months though! I might get a mysterious donor or something that makes it so I can take Lacey and not worry about money for a while. =P A girl can dream...
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