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post #11 of 36 Old 07-04-2009, 03:14 PM
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My parents pay for a lot of it, but I use my own money whenever I can. Like, with Christmas and birthday money and whatnot. I'm hoping to get a job soon, though.

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post #12 of 36 Old 07-07-2009, 02:36 AM
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shop around

I buy through my income but if you do not mind some running around you can save money I get the hay when farmers are harvesting a drive in the country often will find a offer at the gate its halve the price of the city hay.
if you buy at saddleries you will pay through the nose buy second hand.ebay,local paper.
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post #13 of 36 Old 07-07-2009, 02:46 AM
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I pay for my stuff with blood, sweat, and tears. My parents might get me a little something for my birthday or whatever, but I'm old enough to were I can work. It is a proud family tradition to start working kids to death once they turn 15.
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post #14 of 36 Old 07-07-2009, 03:10 AM
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I feel somewhat privileged!! I still live at home in my last year of high school.. I've never bought a horse or major horse equipment.. I dont have a job, but mum puts $30 into my account every week for me to spend on whatever i want.. Mum and dad pay for feed,, equipment,, horses,, vet bills,, farrier,, worming etc. Birthdays i usually get things like ipods, phones, special horse things (like a new bridle or show attire of some description) and clothes and stuff.. If i ever needed/badly wanted something, i got it within a week.. Mum and i are both suckers for quality.. I couldn't imagine buying EVERYTHING myself!! poor horses would be taken off me!! haha.. Next year when im not doing VCE i'll probably chip in a lot more and get a job..
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post #15 of 36 Old 07-07-2009, 03:14 AM
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If i ever needed/badly wanted something, i got it within a week

The only thing I can get within a week off my parents is feed and fly spray. And after that I have to pay them back.
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post #16 of 36 Old 07-07-2009, 03:39 AM
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Well being an adult and on my own (with my hubby of course), of course I pay for everything ;)

But when I was younger, my dad paid for one lesson a week when I was 12. When I turned 16 I got a job JUST so I could get a horse. Worked a deal with my dad, he would buy a horse for my bday present, we would split the board and I would pay for everything else (with him as backup for emergencies). Then as soon as I was able to, I took over full payment. I remember how proud I was when I was able to afford a second horse and it's board/care :) (I think I was 20 at that time)
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post #17 of 36 Old 07-07-2009, 12:06 PM
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I am an adult, which is why I don't have a horse right now. Before, my parents would pay for most everything, but we still split things like entry fees at shows. I bought the majority of my clothes but they bought horses, the trailer, and paid training bills.

I'm realizing now how spoiled I was (still am, probably) but am trying to do it right and by myself this time. I hope to have a horse soon, but it will only be after Hubby and I can support a pony AND ourselves :)
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post #18 of 36 Old 07-07-2009, 12:10 PM
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Well I am an adult and I have a really well paying job thankfully. When I was younger though my parents paid for most of it honestly. I was pretty spoiled back I just enjoy spoiling myself lol
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post #19 of 36 Old 07-07-2009, 04:49 PM
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I pay for it (i'm 16). My dad buys it (he has horses too) and then I pay him back, we have kind of a payment set up. I don't have a job, searching for one though. I have always have neightbors who have me do odd jobs, there is a farmer 2 miles down the rode he has me do some things. I mow yards, ect. I also harvest our pecans.

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post #20 of 36 Old 07-07-2009, 10:42 PM
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I'm 16 years old. And completely on my own. I currently work on a dairy farm. And am going to be starting another job (yes, another, as in 2) dairy farm job. But I love it. It pays for my lessons and my lease. And all my other horsey addictions (like buying pretty things that are totally unnecessary). =)

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