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post #1 of 48 Old 02-10-2020, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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what supports your horse hobby?

Just out of curiously, what does everybody do to support their horse hobby?

I’m a paramedic. I like what I do, but It’s my family and the horses that keep me sane.
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post #2 of 48 Old 02-11-2020, 12:24 AM
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I'm a RN, and always broke. The horses are really expensive, but I cut my other expenses as much as possible to be able to keep them
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post #3 of 48 Old 02-11-2020, 12:57 AM
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I'm a railroad conductor. I don't mind the job, it's kinda fun actually. The scenery changes, the money's good, and they let me play with large equipment heh heh. And we almost never see a boss unless something goes wrong, so it's nice not being micromanaged all the time like at a normal job. Getting stuck in a metal box with an engineer you can't stand is never fun though, since we can be worked for up to 12 hours and sometimes we stay on the train for hours after that waiting for a ride. But I get along with about 98% of the engineers out here, which is nice. The biggest downside is the schedule - or rather the lack of one. You're on call 24/7 until the day you retire, which sucks. Nobody wants to be 59 years old answering the phone to go to work at 11 pm. But, que sera sera, it comes with the territory I guess. I have a lot of free time to ride, since I end up working for 2 days or so every other day, and I usually end up working nights anyway so I can generally squeeze in horsey time at least 4 days out of every week.

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post #4 of 48 Old 02-11-2020, 01:07 AM
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My husband works full time makes really
Good money. I work 3 days a week at boarding barn. Money I make buys horse feed & supplements.

Helps our house is payed for so no mortgage payment.

Out riding my horse.

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post #5 of 48 Old 02-11-2020, 01:15 AM
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post #6 of 48 Old 02-11-2020, 10:48 AM
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I work and so does my husband and we have a small mowing business that adds some income.
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post #7 of 48 Old 02-11-2020, 11:03 AM
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Full time trap... I mean office job... and hustling tack and saddles on the side.

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post #8 of 48 Old 02-11-2020, 11:38 AM
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Statistics nerd that runs the research shop for a large national nonprofit organization
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post #9 of 48 Old 02-11-2020, 11:41 AM
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Computer engineer for 8 hours a day, I also work as the county brand inspector for MDOL, and I train and sell horses for a side business. I keep fairly busy

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post #10 of 48 Old 02-11-2020, 11:51 AM
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I am alone, can live cheap (for now, but this will not last) and I teach fulltime but I don't have a steady income (substitute contract) so...

I spend a number with two zero's each month on horseback riding lessons with top trainers and regular riding... :s I hope I can one day earn enough to maybe keep my own horse.

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding go out and meet it. (-Thucydides)
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