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post #21 of 47 Old 01-24-2010, 09:55 PM
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I got a horse when I was nine but I was VERY lucky and I never take it for granted and if I didnt have a horse now I would of lived so you don't really need a horse you just want one. I right now work 8hrs a week cleaning 25 stalls and feeding I get paid $300 a month and thats for board. I know it's frustraiting but just be patient if you can get a job at a barn or go to a show and help people groom there horse you might earn some money

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post #22 of 47 Old 01-24-2010, 11:20 PM
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I posted a response on your other thread, so I've given you my advice already.

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post #23 of 47 Old 01-24-2010, 11:25 PM
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No.. i need a horse. i dont want one. i need. one. and i dont have any medical issue. i just need a horse. it was my first word and ive wanted one since then. And i get depressed not having a horse. im getting a horse
Dearie, did you not read my post beyond the first thing I said? Please, re-read my post. I fully believe you will get your horse, because it is what you want. It is a want. You will survive without it, but you will be much happier with it. I don't need a lot of things I have, but I am much happier with them. Re-read my previous post, if it pleases you.

I had said if you do this yourself, earn all the money on your own, do all the work, it will likely be the first major purchase of your life, and should/will bring you a great sense of accomplishment. It will be something to be very proud of. My first was the computer I am typing on right now, then it was my purebred, AKC Registered Shetland Sheepdog, and now I am working on my vehicle.

My expensive dog was a very very very strong want. I had wanted a Sheltie since I was 10. I already had a lab mix, so I did not need her, but I really really really wanted her. I worked very hard to get her, and she was exactly what I wanted. Took me almost nine years to get the dog I wanted.

Remember, the best things in life are worth working for, and worth waiting for.

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post #24 of 47 Old 01-25-2010, 12:21 AM
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Girl, I am DYING to have a horse! I NEED one too.

Actually, no I don't. What I do is I want one REALLY bad.
I can go on with life and so can you!
I am 21 and I still don't have one, and I also have been wanting one since I could stand up.. and Look! Even I am fine

Take your time with all this!
How much of the world do you think you know? :)
What if that friend passes out on you?

Don't always take a word for granted, save up and wait..
In the end it will pay of!
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post #25 of 47 Old 01-25-2010, 12:35 AM
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They're not out to get out, they're just bashing because many people come in here and give ridiculous reasons (such as the frivolous thread, no offense).

I'm blessed to live on a farm, and I have 2 ponies of my own, and luckily my mom matched me in price. I saved $300, they gave me $300... resulting in my two current projects.

I suggest you lease. It's cheaper, and if all fails, you don't need to sell him/her, just give it back to the owner.
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post #26 of 47 Old 01-25-2010, 02:38 AM
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My expensive dog was a very very very strong want. I had wanted a Sheltie since I was 10. I already had a lab mix, so I did not need her, but I really really really wanted her. I worked very hard to get her, and she was exactly what I wanted. Took me almost nine years to get the dog I wanted.
Boy, I can relate! Took me about that long to get my dream dog as well ;) I think I had picked out the breeder 6 years before I was able to get Kairyl :) (Alaskan Malamute).

As for the horse, that came before Kai, but had to wait until I was 16, got a job JUST to get a horse, and have such a wonderful dad that he bought the horse for my bday and paid half my board (I paid for everything else) and was willing to be my backup for emergencies. I also recall when I was sooo thrilled to be making enough money to pay for EVERYTHING for my horse, including the full board (and I also cleaned my own stall to cut cost a little).
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post #27 of 47 Old 01-25-2010, 04:43 PM
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Girl, I am DYING to have a horse! I NEED one too.

Actually, no I don't. What I do is I want one REALLY bad.
I can go on with life and so can you!
I am 21 and I still don't have one, and I also have been wanting one since I could stand up.. and Look! Even I am fine

Take your time with all this!
How much of the world do you think you know? :)
What if that friend passes out on you?

Don't always take a word for granted, save up and wait..
In the end it will pay of!
"that friend" would be me. And I'm not passing out on her anytime soon lol ;). But good advice
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post #28 of 47 Old 01-25-2010, 07:05 PM
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You don't NEED to buy a horse. In fact, you'll gain valuable skills by riding a multitude of horses all the time rather than just one.
And as for getting the money together - I'm not trying to be rude, but your first post was very passive. You mentioned that you babysit occasionally, and are basically pinning your hopes on a job you don't have yet.
If you want a horse, you need to really WANT it. Babysit all the time. Shovel snow out of people's driveways for minimum wage. Get a paper route. But you have to be proactive. I absolutely couldn't (and really still can't!) afford to be an equestrian through high school, but I worked five jobs to be able to ride, bought a cheap "problem" horse, and took on extra courses so that I could graduate early and be a full-time working student. Having a horse is a commitment, and you have to be prepared to sacrifice a lot to be a part of this world. For me, that sacrifice has been free time. But I love my horse, and it's worth it to me. You need to find out whether or not it's worth it to you.
Just my .02.

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post #29 of 47 Old 01-28-2010, 05:53 PM
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"that friend" would be me. And I'm not passing out on her anytime soon lol ;). But good advice
Well I do apologise! :)
I didn't mean harm, just want to make sure that she's prepared for the "What IF.."
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post #30 of 47 Old 01-29-2010, 05:18 PM
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Well I do apologise! :)
I didn't mean harm, just want to make sure that she's prepared for the "What IF.."

Lol that's okay :). I probably would have brought it up too if someone else had posted this thread haha
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