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post #11 of 14 Old 12-14-2012, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your reply it was very helpful :)
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post #12 of 14 Old 12-14-2012, 02:32 PM
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Your probably going to go through a bunch of leases at various places before you find one that is right for you. I know people who have been leasing the same horse for YEARS. It's difficult figuring out the right horse and person!

To expect your parents go pay for a horse for you is pretty... Well you get the idea. Here board will cost you $800 a month, $140 for front shoes, $18-22 a bag a grain, hay here is $300+ a ton (lasts about a month), twice a year for routine vet $500+ a year. The costs add up... Fast. Plus college coming up, you will either need to support your horse through college. It's not easy. I'm in college now, can't wait to get out and finally get my own horse. It's gonna be worth the wait!
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post #13 of 14 Old 12-14-2012, 04:41 PM
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Pestering your parents about how responsible you are and blah blah blah isn't a great idea XD My mom put up with a heck of a lot...not that I really pestered her about getting a horse, but she felt bad because we couldn't afford to get one for, oh, only a decade or so.

If you can find a good lease situation, do it.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure if you're at an age where you could do what I finally did (keep in mind I'm 22 now and I got Reno last December). I worked my butt off to be able to adopt my Reno. It was hard, and still is, but it's all worth it. My BO is quite fond of me and Reno, so due to our financial issues as of late she's allowing him to be trained for free so I only have to pay $450 for board. I'm so glad I racked up about $500 or so in credit by working at the farm since late September/early October. I don't mind people being kind like that, but I'm not usually the type who takes handouts...I don't really consider this that kind of thing. I've sacrificed a LOT (not eating, not showering, just to keep bills low so I can make board) and worked hard to keep him.

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post #14 of 14 Old 12-15-2012, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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@ Reno Bay thanks for the info is your horse a rescue? Leasing seems to be the best thing right now :) eventually a free lease maybe
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