how do i make money to buy my frist horse?

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    I'm 10 years old and ive been riding since i was 4 and i really want a horse now. i found a cool horse down in Darrington but i don't have enough money yet.
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    shine shoe's
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    Its pretty tough to raise enough money to buy a horse as a 10 year old, have your parents agreed to pay for his care after you have bought him? Horses cost a lot of money to keep esp. now with hay prices as high as they are in most states. If the financial future of the horse has been agreed upon then maybe you could start looking around your area to see if any barns have extra work that you could do, maybe painting fenses or barns. At 10 its a little tough to convince people that you are mature enough to be trusted working on their farm but its worth a shot, just make sure you are all business when you go in to talk to them.
    Also, if you are willing to lend a little extra TLC in the begining there are some nice horses that go through auctions that are much less expensive then most and in need of a loving home. Just make sure you get them vet checked if the auction allows it, some are there for a reason.
    Look into Standardbred Retirement foundation and see if anything catches your eye, standardbreds are great horses, they are suprisingly level-headed unlike thouroughbreds and really know when they have found a good home.
    Here is the homepage for one of the foundations.
    http://www.adoptahorse.org/
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    Craigslist.
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    Since your young you cant really get an actual part time job, but you should consider asking your parents for some good suggestions like chores or something or maybe they even have better suggestions. Side jobs are always good like Dog walking, backyard work and so on. Good luck:)
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    sell your body
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    Good on you for being so commited but if you do manage to raise the money to buy the horse, you also need a regular income in order to maintain it, as you have been riding from an early age you will understand the hard work and devotion that is involved, good luck, try helping out on the yard for some extra cash, hope you get yur dream, I didnt get mine until I was 22, and he was worth the wait, xxx
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    Talk to your parents for suggestions.
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    At 10 years old there's not much you can do to make money, but there's a couple options...

    ~Since you love horses so much, why not do a bake sale fundraiser for your local horse rescue/shelter? If you did do that, make sure that they know that they're money will be going torwards a shelter. Maybe you'll get better buisness!

    ~Ask your neighbors if they need any help with their young children. I'm 10 too and I go over to my next door neighbor's house and play with their toddlers once a week and make $6 every time. You could just say something like, "You sure have your hands full! If you ever want me to come over and watch them for you I'm here!"

    ~Walk dogs

    ~Petsit

    That's all I can think of at the moment, but I'll add more as I think of them. Best of luck!!! ♥
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