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turned down an offer for two "free" carriage ponies. - c


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Reminds me of a guy I used to work with.

His wife took up riding and eventually the place where she rode offered her a free horse that would be hers and she could pay to stable it there. OK for a while, but she wanted to have the horse close at home. They lived on 5 acres so she first talked her husband in to fencing a couple of acres and building a barn. After a while she got into some sort of competitive trail riding, so he had to buy a 20+ foot trailer and a new F250 to pull it with to travel to these competitions. Shortly after that he had to build a covered parking pad to protect the trailer from the sun and pine needles.

He once told me that his wife's free horse had cost him around $100K. John died not too long after this and as far as I know his wife has given up riding.
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