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post #1 of 6 Old 08-08-2017, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Horses and college

I am thinking on going to college out of state, and would like to bring my horse/purchase a horse (I share them with a friend so they probably wont come with) I am wondering if anyone has any pointers on how to make this work/ how much it will cost?
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Honestly, as a college student that pays 100% for her childhood horse to be close, it's not worth it. You will be so incredibly busy with school, and horses are EXPENSIVE. If you can find a horse to half lease or even just a place to take weekly lessons, I feel like that would be a much better idea. I love my horse dearly, but I hate the stress related to trying to afford him every month. I was seeing him three times a week until I ran out of excess gas money... Haven't been able to visit in over a week because my money needs to go into his feed, not into my gas tank.

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Thanks for the advice, I hope you find a way to see him more often :)
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-08-2017, 08:40 PM
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Yeah, don't buy. Lease or just lesson. Especially if you're going into a 4yr program. I'm paying for two while in school and it's tough, both time and money wise. I saved up a tonne of money before I enrolled just to be able to afford them and I'm still having to sell one. Plus I only get tk ride each of them at most 3 times a week.
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Ditto what's already been said. I get the want to carry on in college and I think it's a great idea as a real break from work. However, being a student is a time and money restricting time. I was easily able to ride a lesson once a week and most weeks rode a (free) loan twice. I was also working through my four year course to afford housing, bills and my manajorie, which is a huge strain on a person - I wouldn't have wanted to add horse expenses to that as well.
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I am thinking on going to college out of state, and would like to bring my horse/purchase a horse (I share them with a friend so they probably wont come with) I am wondering if anyone has any pointers on how to make this work/ how much it will cost?
It's a hard question to answer. I think its important to focus on school while you are going through it. I would consider leasing your horse near where you are going to school so it gives you the option to go see your horse perhaps even only do a part lease so you can ride, but not have the full time commitment while you're focusing on school. Education is so ever important, horses can have a different job while you're going through it. What are you taking?
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