So, here's the deal. Next April I am going to be 16, and I am going to be working at a vet's office as an assistant/intern. I figure I won't be making much, but I am guaranteed more than minimum wage as soon as I start.
I am wanting my own horse. Right now my family owns 7, but they are my PARENTS horses, not mine. I want to purchase one of my own, and pay for everything for it myself. I have a little cash on me right now, and I already have four saddles that my parents bought me, a guaranteed place to keep them, halters, and all of that junk.
My question is, would it be realistic for me to be able to pay for things like vet bills, farrier(even though my uncle is the farrier and has SAID that he will do it for free, but I'm not sure how well that will go through), feed, hay, and all of that other stuff. I figure I will be drawing in about $300 a week at this vet, and I think they said I get a little extra if I help the vet when he travels to barns.
I have discussed this with my parents, and they have said that I have to do it all on my own, and that if I get this horse and if I start falling through with my responsibility and they have to start paying for things the horse will be gone.
I already have horses that I can ride. High Five, Smokey, and Tee are all my barrel racing horses, but like I said, they are really my PARENTS horses.
I don't know if any of this made sense, but I figured I would give it a try. :p