I know this may seem an obsurd question...but I am struggling with the decision to buy a truck and trailer. Long story short, we bought a farm last year and have spent a crazy amount of money building a new fence/addition to the barn,etc. I have always boarded my horse therefore never been put in a situation where I needed to buy my own truck and trailer. Now that we own our farm and are ready to bring my horse home I need to buy a truck/trailer however...the construction of the fence/barn went way over budget and I am feeling a little pinched for the extra $$$ to purchase a truck/trailer right this minute. So I am waying the practicality of the situation...
On one hand I feel like its not a big deal to hold off 6mos before we shell out the next major cash drop for a truck and trailer because I know my vet would come to us if need be. I also feel that I can survive a few months of at home riding and not have wheels to go to other friends barns or to the trials a few miles down the road. I also have friends who could haul for me if need be... But is this the only reason I should be thinking of?
Am I missing something in the bigger picture due to the anxiety of spending more money right now...or do you think I can get by with holding out for a bit while we save a few bucks. I feel right now I will end up buying something that isn't what I want/need vs. doing it right the first time.
Don't get me wrong...I am buying a truck and trailer... I am just pondering the issues to not doing it right now. Has anyone ever gone without for a bit? Did it work out or were there issues that you didn't see coming.