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post #1 of 20 Old 02-18-2010, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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In Turmoil!

As most of you know Junior was sold three months ago, well he was leased out and the lady was supposed to make payments, she didn't.

Long story short he is probably coming home in a couple weeks and I have a decision to make.

I have figured out that it would cost roughly $900 dollars to pay for all of Junior's costs until the end of December, meaning I would be free leasing him until then. So I could ask my dad to help me out with the costs and try to convince him to do it, or I could just let go again.

I am going to start riding a few new horses at another friends house, but Junior means the world to me. The thing is I am a senior in high school and will be starting community college next september. That means I will be going to college full time and working still as well.

I don't know what I should do, half of me wants to do whatever I can to keep him but the other half is telling me that it is time to let go.

What do you guys think? I need help :( It is a lot of money and I don't want to go to my dad unless I am sure I should follow through.


Is that worth letting go of and moving on to a new horse and possibly a new opportunity or should I try to juggle school, work and riding up to seven horses [my friend has six, it is unlikely that I will ride them all but I don't know for sure yet].
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post #2 of 20 Old 02-18-2010, 10:14 AM
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I think all that is asking entirely to much of yourself. I think you should find Junior a good home.
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post #3 of 20 Old 02-18-2010, 10:40 AM
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I am confused. Hes your responsability right? Hes your horse since the lease fell through?

If he's yours you dont really have the choice to give up on him, you keep him forever or you keep him untill you can sell him. $900 till next december?? Thats $90 a month. If you cant afford him the only responsible thing to do is sell him, or find someone who will take him from you. Dont count on your father to pay for the horse, what if something happens, and he cant pay anymore.
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post #4 of 20 Old 02-18-2010, 11:35 AM
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As most of you know Junior was sold three months ago, well he was leased out and the lady was supposed to make payments, she didn't.

Long story short he is probably coming home in a couple weeks and I have a decision to make.

I have figured out that it would cost roughly $900 dollars to pay for all of Junior's costs until the end of December, meaning I would be free leasing him until then. So I could ask my dad to help me out with the costs and try to convince him to do it, or I could just let go again.

I am going to start riding a few new horses at another friends house, but Junior means the world to me. The thing is I am a senior in high school and will be starting community college next september. That means I will be going to college full time and working still as well.

I don't know what I should do, half of me wants to do whatever I can to keep him but the other half is telling me that it is time to let go.

What do you guys think? I need help :( It is a lot of money and I don't want to go to my dad unless I am sure I should follow through.

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Is that worth letting go of and moving on to a new horse and possibly a new opportunity or should I try to juggle school, work and riding up to seven horses [my friend has six, it is unlikely that I will ride them all but I don't know for sure yet].
That's why school is such a difficult thing. I was lucky because we had land when I went to school so I put my horses to pasture while I was gone.
Unless horses and riding is something that you plan to pursue as a career, I will let you know right now, horses are going to be a vry hard thing to keep up with once you start your new career and you go thru a few big changes in your life. A lot of people have the same issue which is why you see so many horses for sale due to the owners going to college

It can be a very hard decision, but I think you've already answered yourself you're just to scared to admit that you have, it's a hard situation.
I don't want to answer this question for you, but I think finding him a home that will spend all the time and care with him will be a better and more healthy decision.

Good luck
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post #5 of 20 Old 02-18-2010, 01:07 PM
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I have a question.....why are you riding other people's horses when you won't even have time for YOUR horse? That seems a little backwards to me. I have an almost full time job (I work an average of 30 hours a week), plus I go to school (college--3/4 time) and I have my horse. I make time for him....if that means I have to skip out on hanging out with friends for a day that's a decision I make because Ice is my horse and that means I have the responsibility of caring for him. If you aren't willing to find a way to work your schedule so that you can have time, I would say get him into a new home ASAP. Its not fair to him otherwise. However, if you do love him as much as you say you do, make a sacrifice or two.
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post #6 of 20 Old 02-18-2010, 01:15 PM
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^^ I think she was planning on riding other people horses, since hers was sold/or leased long term to someone else. I was interpreting it as a lease to own situation.
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post #7 of 20 Old 02-18-2010, 02:17 PM
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Se was wanting to do a free use lease where she pays for everything. ;] She doesnt own him, though she has been riding him for the past year +. Tried to sell him, the place just isnt working out.

Just wanted to clear things up since she wont be on till a bit later today.

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post #8 of 20 Old 02-18-2010, 02:58 PM
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well i go to college, have been for the past one and a half years, got a horse in october. my 1st :). college is different here though, im 18 (on sat) and live at home. going to uni in sept and taking my horse with me :), dont care how much it costs im sure i will live. maybe you could do that? or free lease him to a barn or someone more trustworthy.

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post #9 of 20 Old 02-18-2010, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry to everyone that thought he was mine, I did state in the first post that I would be doing a lease on him. He isn't mind he belongs to eventerwannabe, I would just be leasing him if I can because I have bonded with him. Just wanted to clear that up to everyone.
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post #10 of 20 Old 02-19-2010, 01:25 AM
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So you're asking us if you should struggle financially and struggle having time for school, studying, work and riding all for a horse you don't even own? Not to mention there are six other horses you are wanting to ride. I don't know how you are going to find time for very much riding at all, much less to take on the full-time care of a horse. Horses require a lot of time and money. I realize you have taken in consideration the normal costs of the horse upkeep, but what if something unforeseen happens such as an injury or sickness to the horse? Something like that can drain a budget quick. I really think you should get through college first.
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