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post #1 of 47 Old 01-23-2010, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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;( I need a horse

I Really Need a horse. it makes me so depressed i dont have one. I need 4000 dollars to get one. No more, No less. BUt how do i get that money! i need one by summer... I have 500 Dollars, but i still need 3500. I babysit every once and a while. And then aslo.. im going to submit an application to a modeling place, which pays 100 dollars an hour, and if i get that job ill have no problem getting a horse, but if i dont how will i get the money?!?!?!

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post #2 of 47 Old 01-23-2010, 10:37 PM
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Why do you need $4000? You could get a cheaper horse?
I would apply everywhere I could if I were you, and look around for possibly cheaper board, or horses?
I don't know if that is possible though.

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post #3 of 47 Old 01-23-2010, 10:41 PM
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Yeah....why such a big budget? My two horses combined didn't cost that much...

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post #4 of 47 Old 01-23-2010, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
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Well No its not for the price of the horse, i have to pay for a year of boarding. and the boarding is rly cheap cuz its at my friends house

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post #5 of 47 Old 01-23-2010, 10:51 PM
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Oooh, thats a very smart plan :)

I'm not sure how old you are so that's kinda hard to answer. If you are in a position to I would suggest finding a job ANYWHERE :)

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post #6 of 47 Old 01-23-2010, 10:57 PM
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First thing. How old are you?

$4000 is alot of money and please don't expect that money to last long. I'm going to guess that you are under 18, therefore you are going to NEED to get your parents on board. It is a lot of responsibility and there are ALOT of costs involved. Check out the thread that has cost of owning a horse for a year. It is pretty crazy but not out of your reach.

I understanding that not having a horse is depressing. But maybe try leasing a horse at a local barn in the short term. Try getting a job at your stable. There are alot of opportunities to spend time around horses.

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post #7 of 47 Old 01-23-2010, 11:07 PM Thread Starter
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Oh I know, Trust me.. And im only 13.. im praying ill get a modeling job because then ill be able to get a horse in a few months...

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post #8 of 47 Old 01-23-2010, 11:37 PM
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^^Would your parents be willing to help a bit?
Like maybe whatever you make they will match it or something? (I know my parents could never do that, but maybe yours can for you?)

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post #9 of 47 Old 01-23-2010, 11:39 PM
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I'm going to be pessimistic here and say that I HIGHLY doubt as a 13 year old you will be getting paid $100 an hour. Most highly trained professionals don't get paid that much.

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post #10 of 47 Old 01-24-2010, 01:11 AM
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a year of boarding is nothing. Horses like to get sick, you need to have the money saved up for emergencies. Horses often injure themselves and need bandages and antibiotics that are expensive. You need to have the money for regular deworming and vaccinations set aside.

I know you want a horse, but that is not the only way for you to get to ride and be around horses. Can you take some lessons, can you get a part time job (few horse a week) mucking stalls at a local barn in exchange for lessons- I did this when I was younger. You can't be in a rush, I think it is awesome that you have a big goal and want to work toward it, but supporting a horse on your own without a job is just not going to happen. Good luck, ask around and see about lessons- in case you don't get the modelling job.
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