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There was a small discussion today at the barn about money and horses.
We were trying to decide which category we fall under the most.
Need
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Spender

So here's the question. Which one are you the most.
Are you a "needer" you mostly spend money on only stuff you absolutely need for your horse
Are you a "wanter" you mostly spend money on stuff you want for your horse but don't necessarily need.
Are you a "spender" you see something for your horse and buy it just cuz it might come in handy later.

I am mostly a "needer" but after I get all my needs out of the way I bite my lip and try not to walk into the spender category but it never works. :lol:

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since i am 36 and paul is my first horse, i am a spender. i'm glad that i have a great job that allows me to buy him the necessities and then the frilly things that i think are just too cute. if i had gotten my first horse when i was younger, i would only be spending the money on needs instead.
 

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There are no needs in life only wants.

Now think about it before you quote me.... think of some thing you think you need....why do you need it?
 

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Interesting. But I still see the stuff I buy such as food and vitamines as a need.
along with suppliments and medications to help with illnesses such as colic.
I view a want as a saddle, bridle, brush kit....stuff that isn't going to keep her alive. I'd like it, I have it but I don't need it to maintain her health or my ability to take care of her.
Anything to keep her safe and healthy I consider a need.

so yes I WANT to keep her safe and healthy but to me that is classified under needs
 

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Ohhh well umm I want to say I'm a "needer" but then there are times when I have a little extra and I "want" to buy something extra lol.
 

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I mostly only buy things I need. I'm also a minimalist so I like to ride with the simplest possible tack, so I don't need much. If something breaks I get a new one, if my horse is sick or injured, I buy what I need to get him healthy. Unless I find a great deal on something I might use, I don't buy it.
 

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Due to my limited income right now, I'm a needer/wanter. I've been getting the basics I need to ride and now some of the basics I need to show, a little at a time. But I know that once I have a job again and have finished saving of the money to get the horse I want and the tack I'll need to get started, I'll probably move into the spender category for sure. I really like all the cutesy stuff - esp. all the little bits and bobs that don't cost a lot, but are really fun.
 

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There are no needs in life only wants.

Now think about it before you quote me.... think of some thing you think you need....why do you need it?
Well, I'm pretty sure that the absolute basics such as feed are "needs":wink: I mean, I guess you could argue they are only wants because I don't "want" to have her starve, but that would just be silly.
 

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"Needer", definitely. Even if I think I need something, I still end up spending a day or two thinking it over, checking reviews, and looking for a more cost-effective alternative. (Unless it's something that's an immediate need, like vet bills and such, obviously. :p)
 

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limited income

Due to my limited income right now, I'm a needer/wanter. I've been getting the basics I need to ride and now some of the basics I need to show, a little at a time. But I know that once I have a job again and have finished saving of the money to get the horse I want and the tack I'll need to get started, I'll probably move into the spender category for sure. I really like all the cutesy stuff - esp. all the little bits and bobs that don't cost a lot, but are really fun.
Agreed. I have a limited income but lucky for me Caleigh is an easy keeper and the barn owner is a family friend.
I was brought up leaning how to save though. My parents didn't want me to see no value to money and made me save every penny I found unless it was limited birthday funds and even 10% of that was put away.
If it's a good price though my local tack store has the option to make a wishlist and sometimes for a loyal customer if they're having a sale they'll send out birthday certificates for the horse for a certain amount off or buy one get one free on little things. :D
 

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"Needer", definitely. Even if I think I need something, I still end up spending a day or two thinking it over, checking reviews, and looking for a more cost-effective alternative. (Unless it's something that's an immediate need, like vet bills and such, obviously. :p)
Lots of research and reviews
Took me forever to find her a copper middle french link bit and I still haven't ordered it. I'm waiting to see if my local tack shop ends up with one. lol.
 

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I buy "needs." I buy "wants" only when I come into extra cash, like after my birthday or Christmas. And I'm never a "spender."
 

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Interesting topic. =D

I'm mostly a needer, but whenever I get extra cash from birthdays and Christmas and whatnot, I splurge on horse supplies. I love indulging my horses with things they like (i.e., treats, Likits, Jolly Balls, etc.). Yeah, my money never lasts long. My boys have me wrapped around their little hoofies. Heehee...
 
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