View Full Version : Need to make decision about potential new share horse
24th September 2009, 09:19 PM
I went to see the 17.3hh ginge again today (potential new share horse ;) ).
Turns out he is going to be £150 a month :eek:
To compare, 2 days a week Shanti was £108, and Mungo was £107. If I were to do 3+ days with Mungo it would have been £135.
But then add petrol costs and its going to be about £165 a month, I could my own horse on grass livery for that!
But the yard does have incredible facilities and is part livery so now to-ing and from-ing from the fields and no mucking out. But to be honest do I really want to pay extra for that? I'd much rather not and have the money for lessons, which tbh I jsut won't be able to afford if I pay that. Plus, do I really want to pay extra for incredible facilities like a top of the range horse walker that I will never use? And do I want to pay for three schools when I will only use one two, and could get away with using one?
Plus, sounds spoilt of me and whiney....but I kinda found him a little boring :ashamed:he doesn't run sideays or bolt off or anything :lol: :lol: But in seriousness, I just felt that once I got used to his big movement, I don't think there's much I could do without lessons, which at that price i couldn't afford!
I mean, the price isn't totally out of the question yet...but...
Advice would be very very appreciated :(
24th September 2009, 09:26 PM
how often is he your esponsibility for that price? for that money i could keep my hrose at work whihc includes hayledge, stable and use of really good facilities, one of the hroses on the yard is up for loan and she was i think £15 a week and doesnt mind how often he gets done as she is pregnant another is asking £100 a month and the girl does him three times a week
is he the horse you want though, if you think about it, what do you want to do and will you be able to do it with him and with the buget you have?
24th September 2009, 09:29 PM
I would get 2/3 days, 3 days I think, if I could manage that with college.
Idk I am not bouncing off the walls like Soph has said to me, but I think he is a nice horse and he would be a good experience...but I don't know that I have the money to make the most of that with lessons etc.
24th September 2009, 09:32 PM
Hmm. I think your heart is not completely in this one is it? Seems a lot of money to pay for something which you are not 100% sure about.
But he does sound nice and it sounds like a nice place... Would you get any bonuses like being able to take him to shows? Will you be allowed to do all or most of the things you like to do with a horse?
Why don't you just get your own?!!
24th September 2009, 09:38 PM
My heart isn't in it no, but idk...I am disappointed as it would have been nice to share him, but idk he wasn't all that really, the novelty of him being so big wore off pretty fast, and under that he wasn't really that, idk, what I want? :lol:
It is a nice place, but I have a feeling that I wouldn't be able to take him out to shows and stuff, I get the impression that his owner would be a figure that is heard from and not seen, and how else am I to get to shows...
Getting my own right now would just not be possible :( :( I am doing my A2's this year, including two art subjects, so the work involved with that....Plus I am off to university after my gap year, in my gap year I want to go to Australia for 6 months, and I just couldn't afford it. And I couldn't ask my Dad to pay for something that only I am really involved in. Even if I got a job, I wouldn't have the time to do horse, college AND job. It's just not possible for me right now, even a full loan. I have kinda resolved myself to not buying until after uni :( :(
24th September 2009, 10:06 PM
I think £150 a month is a lot, I pay less than that in livery, feed etc for my 2! If he's not right then it seems like even more money really.
24th September 2009, 11:08 PM
£150/month for 3 days is pretty expensive!
I shared Ebony for 4 days per week (3 days sole use, then the 4th day was shared but I always rode), cost me £110/month and about £40 petrol each month. I was in the same position as you- needed an instructor but just couldn't afford to have one, and without one we were never going to be able to do what I wanted to.
I'd probably steer clear of this horse to be honest...
There are 2 types of people who put their horse up for share- the people who need help with the financial side of horse owning, and the people who just don't have enough time to keep their horses ticking over. The share I had with Ebony was definitely the first one, whereas now although I don't formally 'share' the horses I look after, it's definitely the time side that their owners lack. It's worked out much better, I can ride when I want and not on allocated days, just need to be prepared to help out that little bit more which of course I don't mind doing :)
My Crazy Clan
25th September 2009, 12:06 AM
I would so leave him, save your money for something your heart is truly in.
25th September 2009, 04:13 PM
I am going to back up what Andi and Twizz have said. There are people out there who are maybe not looking to do an official share or part loan or whatever, but are looking for a bit of help or just a rider to exercise their horses. With Mags, he is there for me 7 days a week to ride or play with, and I can do whatever I want, I can have a lesson on him or go to a show with him. Now I know I am really lucky and landed on my feet big time, but there are other people out there where finance is not an issue and they just need a reliable, trustworthy person to help out a bit, or take on the care of a horse that is not getting ridden. You are a good rider with plenty of experience. Don't sell yourself short. Maybe put up an advert saying that you are available at no charge to exercise and do yard duties. It goes both ways, as good sharers are not always that easy to find, so it can be a mutually beneficial thing. Good luck!
(PS - I agree, unless you feel that this horse is absolutely a dream come true, then I would not pay that much money. It might be fair enough if the horse is on full livery, but its a lot to put out for a horse that ultimately you have no control over and can be taken away from you at any moment.)
25th September 2009, 08:03 PM
Damn damn damn!!! I loved him :( :lol:
Obviously you're hearts not really in it though and it's SO expensive, so its probably best to turn him down.
25th September 2009, 08:08 PM
£150 a month is a hell of a lot of money! Is there nothing cheaper around? It sounds like a real rip off to me, there's a fair few shares going around me for nothing.
26th September 2009, 12:18 PM
Susan, I have already put up an advert and I just got stuff from miles away. I have spread the word around through friends too, but all I have had back are things that are unsuitable for what I want to do.
Sazzy - Yes there are plently cheaper! It's only that expensive as she is at a SERIOUSLY posh livery, full livery too, with three huge schools, walkers, huge boxes....the lot.
Tbh around here I highly highly doubt I will find anyone who just wants someone to exercise there horse at no cost. But I have put the word around so hopefully something will turn up :) The set up I had with Shanti was good, and the set up I had with Mungo was perfect, so I know it is out there, I just have to wait and not go for something for the sake of having a horse.
Thank you guys :)
26th September 2009, 12:58 PM
I haven't read all of the replies but wow, how expensive. I am looking for a sharer, I am considering asking for £30 a month but would take nothing if I felt I had really found the right person for me and my horses.
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