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post #1 of 18 Old 09-09-2020, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Making money to board (and buy) a horse

I have said before that I wanted an arabian horse and I still do. But she melted my heart, the cutest cob foal who comes with her mum, she's called Rainbow and her mum is Dove.
Well I want them so bad and have done so much research that I died but I knew it would pay off in the end. My mum has a good job with a good calary but she says I can only have a horse if I pay the price. The boarding at the stable nearest to us with a high rating is only 25 a week! But as a child, I don't have the money.
I thought maybe that I could make around 100 a month by giving kids a pony party but without riding as Dove is a companion. Though I think that kids would enjoy time with a foal.
What do you think. How could I make money to buy and board these horses? I only need one stall until rainbow is weaned.
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post #2 of 18 Old 09-09-2020, 12:55 PM Thread Starter
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can I also have some help asking my perents please?
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post #3 of 18 Old 09-09-2020, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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These are the pony baloneys that I want. I am desperate for these horses to have a home even if it is not me but I have to admit, I really want them.
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post #4 of 18 Old 09-09-2020, 01:00 PM
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Not to be a downer but owning a horse is extremely expensive. It is more than just the board and buying price. They need their feet done, they need feed/hay, some need extra supplements, if Dove is a companion only you would have to wait 3 years until the foal could even be trained and she may have medical issues that require extra care. Horses need their shots, coggins, and teeth done on a minimum yearly basis; My horses' shots are done twice a year, coggins once a year, and I have one horse that needs his teeth done twice a year and another who only needs it once. This is not to mention if an emergency were to arise then you need to have the funds to pay for said emergency and the after care.

Why not go to that nice high rating stable nearby and ask them if you can work in exchange for lessons, horse time, or a partial lease agreement? That way you will be fully immersed in the horse world to see all that it entails. Think of the amount of knowledge and experience you will gain from that! Not to mention it is much more fun than researching online haha. Why not go that route and then start saving up all of your birthday money, holiday money, and money you can make doing odd jobs around the house or for family to put towards a horse in the future a few years down the road?

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post #5 of 18 Old 09-09-2020, 01:00 PM
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With a pony party, you are exposing yourself (and your parents, since it sounds like you are a minor) to liability in the event that the horse hurts someone. That's a potentially disastrous cost.

Also 100% yes to everything @Phantomcolt18 said.

And, with two horses you'd have twice as much expense. What would you do when you needed two stalls? Just hope that money falls from the sky?

You love horses. You don't want to end up as one of those horse owners with neglected and starving horses because they couldn't afford to take care of them.

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post #6 of 18 Old 09-09-2020, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yeah, I forgot to mention, all the things Phantomcolt18 said, I need money for as well and of course, the extra stall, I'm just asking advice on how to earn some money and maybe get my perents to help. Thank you though 😅
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post #7 of 18 Old 09-09-2020, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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As I mentioned before, I want Dove and Rainbow to have an amazing home even if it's not me, so if any of you are looking for a new horse or pony in Staffordshire, maybe consider this as an opportunity.
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post #8 of 18 Old 09-09-2020, 01:22 PM
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Do you have neighbors who might need pet sitting or child care?

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post #9 of 18 Old 09-09-2020, 01:53 PM
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The OP is in the U.K. And here it is not easy for a young teen to earn money. They are not allowed to babysit until 14, nor do a paper round.
The latter has strict rules like they cannot start delivering until,after 7 a.m. which would make them late for school in many cases

Dark Pearl, you are not ready for a horse of your own, certainly NOT a foal. The mare is a 'companion' why is that? What is wrong with her that she can no longer be ridden. Certainly she has one of many possible injuries. These might well be genetic.

As a child I yearned for a pony of my own. Unfortunately it was never going to happen. My parents couldn't afford it. So, I spent every waking moment I could at the riding school, working like crazy, learning as much as I could. As my sister also started riding my parents could only pay for her one week and me the next.

Back then I could work delivering newspapers. I did two rounds, both on the way to school - this meant I received double wages and also saved my bus fare. I paid two friends to do these rounds on a Saturday so I could be at the stables. Sundays the stables were closed. I would also return from the stables and go,straight to the beach in the summer, picking up litter. With any luck I would also pick up empty pop bottles and get the deposit back on them. Every penny went to me paying for extra lessons.

Of course I thought I was ready for a pony of my own, only afterwards did I realise that there was no way I was!

Ride as often as you can. See if you can help at the stables though I think that rules have changed on this restricting what a stable owner can and cannot allow when it comes to children 'helping'

Younstate that board is only 25 per week. What does this include? I doubt it includes feed and bedding. Not at that price. If it does then it certainly is NOT a high end stables.

I hope you follow up with riding but be realistic about it. Ride as many different ponies as you can, it is all experience that will take you further than if you only rode your own horse.
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post #10 of 18 Old 09-09-2020, 02:29 PM
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As far as earning money, it's not all that easy for a kid. As far as the parents, well, you don't get anyone to do anything. You ask. It's either yes, no, or maybe. If yes, Wheee. If no, Bah. Either way you accept it. Maybe is maybe, find out what the conditions are.

Horses cost money and that's that. You don't want to end up with an animal that is expensive to take care of only to find out after the fact that you can't afford it. If you really love horses, you would not want that to ever happen.

There is quite a few suggestions of how to be around horses more and learn more. Not having your own to take care of but still being able to be around them is more fun than you think.
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