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I moved away from my mom out of state to live with my dad & I also sold my very first horse this way. I didn’t really sell her though. I gave her away but my aunt knows the people, & I’m going to move back with my mom and try to get my horse back. But my mom will no longer pay for my horse, and I have to all by myself. She stays at my house, which is how I’d be able to afford my mare. I was planning on being homeschooled and working most of the day, but my dad talked my mom into making me go back to my old school. That school gets out at 2:25… I’m going to have to work a lot, but school consumes much of my time now… So…
I’m always going to be gone. Either working or at school… I don’t know how I’m going to do this… BTW I’m fifteen.
Fennec Fox: I’ll bet you I’m going to get my mare back. And I’ll bet you I will afford her. That’s clearly the difference between the two of us. You see the glass half empty & I see it half full. Go have some fun for once and stop trying to rant your problems out on other people who clearly don’t care. K?(:

11 Thoughts on Any of you teenagers also planning on financially supporting your horse by yourself?
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    Jessica Roos
    July 17, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    I never thought of supporting a horse all by myself. I think it would be pretty hard but if you think you can do it, go ahead. I’m sure your parents will help out alittle if you stuggle.

    Good luck 🙂

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    July 17, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Doing well in school is more important than owning a horse. If caring for it and working to support it is going to be too much of a burden then you need to wait until your situation changes. Your parents will make you get rid of the horse anyway if they see your grades slipping.

    A more reasonable goal is to earn enough to take lessons or lease a horse. Since your aunt knows the people who now own your horse you may even be able to arrange to ride her.

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    July 18, 2011 at 12:15 am

    yeah i used to support my two horses, dante and honey, from my allowance so basically it was my parents. now they just pay for it themselves. i wouldn’t bother compromising school for this horse. school is better in the long run. you wont have that horse forever (sad but true) but school will aways help you. you said you know the people so maybe they’ll let you come and exercise and ride it for them. no need to throw away your life.

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    Fennec Fox
    July 18, 2011 at 12:40 am

    Well I’m not a teenager but I’m very young. I’m 21 and I 100% pay for my horse, as well as my car and school.

    Honestly the whole “I’m going to go home and try to get her back” thing is ridiculous. She is not your horse anymore. She is owned by someone else now. They didn’t put her on layaway until you could afford to keep her again.

    Also, you’re 15. Go to regular school like a regular kid. Shareboard if you can’t afford to own. I’m an adult working two jobs as well as going to school full-time, and I still barely scrape by. A 15 year old kid won’t be able to cut it.

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    ℒa ℬella ℒuna
    July 18, 2011 at 1:19 am

    I’m still a minor and I live with my parents.

    In exchange for doing well in school, helping at home and teaching lessons my parents help me pay for my horse. I couldn’t do it without them, especially since I can’t work a real job (I do odd farm/babysitting/pet sitting jobs).

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    July 18, 2011 at 1:40 am

    I’m not a teenager now, but when I was a kid my parents told me if I want to have a horse I will have to get a job and support him myself. When I was to young to work, I showed goats in 4H and won the money to care for my horse and then when I was old enough to get a job I worked to support my horse. Of course my parents helped me out along the way, they paid for the stable, I just had to earn the money for feed and tack and entry fees for shows when I wanted to show, etc. At the time I thought they were being hard on me, but now that I’m older (24) I really appreciate them making me work so hard because I feel like it has made me a lot more determined and it made me a hard worker. It is a lot of work and stress, but if you really set your mind to it, you will find enough hours in a day to do it all 🙂

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    Lexi ♥'s Coqueto
    July 18, 2011 at 2:14 am

    I’m getting a horse soon and my dad has no way to pay for it, so yes I have to pay for it on my own. I’m 14 and it’s difficult to find a job at our age, but it is possible. There is always time for your horse. In the morning before school and after work and on the weekends. Don’t doubt yourself. I’ve always had my doubts about this because I can’t find a job, but you just have to keep looking forward. It will happen and it’s possible. Don’t worry about the time because it’s there. Heck, there are 24 hours in a day! You can do it.

    Next year I will be going to school until 1:16 and doing work and homework. I have to board my horse so it’s even harder to get time in, but like I said it’s possible and don’t doubt it.

    If you can’t find a job or are having that issue, put an ad on craigslist or go to grocery stores and such. Just ask around and someone will higher you. Hope this helped!

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    Octobercasper Gilbert <3
    July 18, 2011 at 2:19 am

    You aren’t going to be getting a nice, well-paid job unless you have your education. I know how much this hurts, but think about waiting for a horse. If you try now, you are only going to be stressed, and I doubt you’ll get a job that paid enough for a horse right now. Go to college, get an education. Get a job then think about another horse.

    Why not lease/loan a horse first? You won’t have to worry about the morning routine, and if you really can’t get to the barn you have the owner to fall back on a bit. There’s much less cost which a simple paper round may pay for. This is what I might be doing next year 🙂

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    Gummy Bears (;
    July 18, 2011 at 2:23 am

    hopefully you’ll be sixteen by next summer…

    In most states its illegal to work full time hours during the school season for minors, so you might want to look up child labor laws in your state. (: I’m planning on leasing a horse come summer soo…..

    ALSO: if you want to do a homeschooling program to have extra time for your horse and work i would suggest online schooling. (: its what i do and its really convenient and that way my mom isnt smothering me all the time haha.


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    July 18, 2011 at 2:50 am

    I’m 14 and I support my horse. I have to pay for everything. Thank god for my familys business.(: and thank god she’s such an easy keeper. being able to work off board helps too

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    July 18, 2011 at 2:57 am

    Try your best.

    FENNEC FOX SHUT THE HELL UP. If you work two jobs and go to school full time why the hell are you always on here????

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