A financial nitty-gritty thread. I want to know about your lives!
Sorry if this has been done before, I love reading the forums and seek the wisdom of your community.
How do you people make it work when your income does not come from horses? I want to hear details, how much you are willing to spend per year under the constraints of your salary, and what realistic goals you set given your financial ability. Specifics are fantastic and might really help people understand what is reasonable to sacrifice for this insanely expensive hobby. Such as:
-household income and what portion goes to horses
-how you go about saving to buy a horse, set a budget, and determine how much you are willing to sacrifice your other savings
-how you determine what you can realistically sacrifice for a purchase price
I'm in-between horses and desperately wanting to buy one soon on an~80k salary and modest savings. I know that the posters here come from a wide variety of backgrounds and I'm so genuinely curious about how other normal people make it work out! Tackiness be damned, I want to see some real numbers!