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kezza81

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kezza81 says:

awful day - my boys are for sale ;-(

 my husband has been downgraded at work which leaves us short quite a bit of cash each month. looking through our finances its clear that we can no longer afford my boys. i'm gutted as i have waited so long to be able to own Apollo and getting Boomer was the icing on the cake but just 6months later and its all gone wrong. i just dont earn enough to pay for them on my own in my cleaning job and he cant keep supporting me, kids, house and them with such a big drop in funds. 

i have no idea what to do

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Tommytank

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Tommytank says:

Re: awful day - my boys are for sale ;-(

 Can you get a sharer? someone to help out with the care and cost? Or loan one out until things look up on the money front

 

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brook

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brook says:

Re: awful day - my boys are for sale ;-(

Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear your news. Would it be possible to find a sharer or even put both horses on full time loan ? This would at least give you some breathing space and time to think. Also I don't know where you keep your horses but could you find somewhere cheaper such as renting a field from a farmer insteadof using a livery yard ? I wish you the best of luck and hope that something turns up for you XX

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SarahR123

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SarahR123 says:

Re: awful day - my boys are for sale ;-(

Agree with brook & TT - stick an ad on freeads or preloved (both free) and anywhere else you can think of (tack shop, etc) for a sharer or two or a loaner.  That way you might get a bit of a breather for things to pick up or for you to find extra work but either way to not make it so permanent yet as selling them will,  Hope something crops up for you - it's my worst nightmare so hoping you can work it out.

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Micki

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Micki says:

Re: awful day - my boys are for sale ;-(

Hope you can find someway of keeping them. It is horrible to think that you have to sell. Could you afford to keep them with a sharer?

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soniadevereux

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Re: awful day - my boys are for sale ;-(

ok. Can you hubby look for a better paid job? Can you get increase or get a better paid part time job? Are you on DIY livery? Can you get a sharer in?  If your husband wages have dropped let the child tax credit people know they will need to amend there notes any way they may icrease the amount you are due.  

Doont panic just sit down and see where you can cut back on things, like take aways, where you do your shopping, making sandwiches for lunch for you all.Look at anything you have in the house you havent used in over a year and SELL it on preloved. Dont use ebay as they charge too much and you lose money. Do a car boot.

My husband lost his job due to ill health i am the main bread winer and he does part time work. WE have an 20 yr old at home( that eats for 2 adults) and pays about £40 a month (25% of his part time wages) for rent etc. I have Roobee on DIY. IT is possible, its hard but possible.  xxx

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melxvengeance

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Re: awful day - my boys are for sale ;-(

 I think sharing or loaning would be your better option. Horses aren't selling at the moment so even if you decided to sell them I think it would take a while and you wouldn't get anywhere near what you paid, or what they're worth. There are plenty of people looking for loans and shares. My pony has been very popular since I placed an ad for part loan/share only a few days ago but I haven't found someone yet as I am very picky and he's still in training. Good luck!

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: awful day - my boys are for sale ;-(

I am at a diy yard that has 7 spaces free we pay £85 per month (Cal) we have a feed room and 12 x 12 stable each, feed extra. plenty of grazing and at the moment 3 horses to 10 acres, fences are post and rail,  then we have a use of an arena with an indoor school coming on line shortly. 

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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greyandbay

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greyandbay says:

Re: awful day - my boys are for sale ;-(

Oh gosh what awful news - but like the others have said is there anyone who could share or loan them?

As Mel has commented, horses aren't selling well as people don't have the money to buy, but may very well be happy with forking out a little to share one.

I think you've said somewhere you have your own field - is it actually yours or do you rent? If it's yours is it big enough to rent some of it out to someone else, and are you registered with the Rural Payments Agency who will pay you a certain amount each year depending on acreage?

I do hope you can find a way of keeping them, I'd be devastated if I had to lose mine.

Keep cheerful, and keep us posted.

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PonyMad4Ever

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PonyMad4Ever says:

Re: awful day - my boys are for sale ;-(

 Yes, certainly look for a loaner or sharer, and best of luck, I really hope you can keep your boys:)

 

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kevinhiatt

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kevinhiatt says:

Re: awful day - my boys are for sale ;-(

I had bought a horse while in a job suddendly overnight made redundant, this horse Tonka a Gypsy Cob was kept at livery, panic set in as it was Summer going into Autumn so keeping at grass was not a great option, so thought about options which was keeping Tonka at grass, selling Tonka or taking Tonka Home and buiding a stable in the back garden. The one I went for was keeping Tonka in the back garden and doing things right by getting permissions from council as I know about people who cannot mind their own business and need to get a life which proved correct everything in order and built, Tonka was with me for the best 21 years of my life, also being over how he was looked after was good as no YO who charged for things ???.

Gypsy Gold does not chink & glitter.It gleams in the sun and neighs in the dark.Tonka & Lara my beautiful horses RIP, Nelson,Chloe & Kitty the cats.

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