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09 September 2005 @ 07:39 pm
I am in my thirties.

I have bills and a mortgage and I don't make a lot of money.

I don't know if I'll be returning to Faire next year, much less jousting.

All very good reasons NOT to even think - however fleetingly - about buying a five year old percheron/quarter horse. Even if he is beautiful. And sweet.

He would need a lot of work to be joust-ready. Probably a couple of years' worth. So...

Mairearanturas on September 9th, 2005 11:45 pm (UTC)
And the little devil on your shoulder whispers "you should think about it because it would make you happy" ;)
Sarah: Horses perfect (_horse_icons)kachi113 on September 10th, 2005 02:14 am (UTC)
But...horses are good for you! ♥ I suppose not too easy on the pocketbook, but won't you regret it?

I don't know where you'd keep a horse if you got one, but you could always half-lease it to someone to keep it in shape and get out to work with it when you can. You'd have a relatively fit horse and some money to use to care for it, but yeah, still doesn't help that much.
holding her tonic like a cross_shades_ on September 10th, 2005 04:08 am (UTC)
*is too stunned by threat of not returning to faire to make further comment*
Fjordhopperfjordhopper on September 10th, 2005 12:00 pm (UTC)
Ah, but dreams are free... : )

Ummm...would the Faire be needing a new joust horse in a couple of years? and if so, could they possibly handle his boarding and in the meantime, have you training him? I am assuming that they must purchase a joust horses at some point (Hey, I could be wrong, it won't be the first time!!) But if so, that investment (of boarding w/you training) could be the same as the purchase cost of a fully trained joust horse, therefore getting them a future joust horse and giving you the ability to work with, train, ride for fun, (and etc) the horse. I have no idea that this is even feasible at all, (it popped into my head as a way for you to do this) but just thought I'd throw it out there. And even if you weren't returning to the faire, as a performer or jouster...you could still be behind the scenes, as a joust horse trainer....
someone's got to do it!
jesterswordsjesterswords on September 12th, 2005 10:10 pm (UTC)

While the thought of your talents, skill and beauty not gracing the faire saddens me, the fact is that none of us can be there forever.

But I suspect that your love for horses will always remain within you, whether you own one for yourself or not.

And it is inspiring!