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        02-09-2008, 07:43 PM

    I have been riding for about 7 years now, but am still in high school. I don't know a whole lot about horses, but the basics. I have been reading a lot lately. My family is ok financially, but def. Not able to get a horse right now. For all you guys that have similiar situations, but have a horse, how do you do it? Are your parents paying for the horse boarding or are you? Or half/half?

    And also if anyone could tell me if lesson horses are for sale and how much they are (i know this varies,but a ballpark). Thanks
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        02-09-2008, 09:38 PM
    Green Broke
    Welcome!!! Nice to have you on here but I think you ment to post this in meet community but no worries have fun on here!! :) :)
        02-09-2008, 09:56 PM
    I have moved this topic into the "Meet the Community" section
        02-09-2008, 10:02 PM
        02-10-2008, 12:45 PM
    Woopsies, thanks for the welcome everyone!
        02-10-2008, 12:48 PM
    Hello! It's nice to have new members.

    Anyhow, I own one horse and sometimes it can be a problem. Instead of giving me allowence...Mom pays for my horse's board during the summer along with feed and the water and feed during the winter. I don't know how we do it. I normally just save up money as I am now. It helps a lot.
        02-10-2008, 01:01 PM
    My boyfriend's horse was a lesson horse, and my horse was briefly a lesson horse. Depending on where you live, prices could go anywhere from $2,000-$9,000. Those numbers are based off of horses that my boyfriend and I looked at that were lesson horses.

    Leasing is always a great way to have a horse.
        02-10-2008, 01:32 PM
    Thanks for price estimation, don't know if I can do the higher part of the range, or the lower for that matter, but we'll see. At the barn I ride at if you lease a horse you can't do trail rides, which I love, so that would be a big part in determining if I would get a horse, if I could do trails with it. And I really don't want to switch barns, the barn i'm at now is so extremely nice to their horses. They (all horses, lesson horses included) are let out every day (weather permitting) and all the horses there seem to be in great health.

    There is this one horse that I have been riding for like 3 years strait, I haven't really ridden any other horse. His name is sampson and he's 15ish hands? Bay, no idea what type of horse though. He used to be owned by somebody, and they were trying to lease him because they needed the money and I rid him then for my lessons...long story short, he became a lesson horse. Do barns ever consider selling their lesson horses? I know him and he has no vices and is sound and is good most of the time (does lunge for his grain at the end of the lesson ;0 ) and I really like the way he rides and I could def. Become a better rider on him because he can do jumps over 3 feet and i'm still at 2' 6".
        02-10-2008, 01:36 PM
    My horse was near the $5,000 mark, where my boyfriend's was around the $3,000. Both horses are fantastic.

    I'm not sure if all barns offer their lesson horses for sale, but you could ask. Maybe you could work at the barn to help pay for the board. It seems like you're quite attached to Sampson. Maybe talk to your parents (if they didn't already give you the go) and to the owner of the barn and say that you want to buy a horse, preferably Sampson and just wanted to know how much he was, or something like that.
        02-10-2008, 05:28 PM
    Welcome to the Horse Forum! You'll learn a lot about horses here, & it's very friendly!
    Have fun posting!

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