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How To Talk Your Wife Out Of Buying A Horse

May 10, 2008
Many couples who have been married for any length of time know that any marriage is based on compromise. For example, this is when the husband informs his wife that he needs a new set of golf clubs to improve his golf game. This is when the wife will ask how much and the husband responds $800. This is when the wife will respond "not in your dreams!" After some debate, the couple will agree that he can purchase new golf clubs, but he is only allowed to spend $400.

Married couples go through this routine on a daily basis about many different things that happen in their lives and now your wife thinks that she will have some leverage over you and tells you that she has dreamed of owning a horse since she was a child and she wants to purchase a horse of her very own.

You know that owning a horse will be much more expensive than purchasing golf clubs; after all, golf clubs do not eat. This is when you decide to put your foot down and tell your wife that she cannot purchase a horse, but before you inform your wife of this decision, you need to have some reasons prepared to defend your position because she is going to argue with you.

The first point that you can use to defend your decision is that horses are too expensive to own. You can tell your wife that unlike purchasing golf clubs, purchasing a horse is not a one time expense. Besides paying a high price for a horse that is safe, you will also have to pay for monthly expenses like feed and board. You will also have to purchase all of the necessary grooming supplies and a saddle and bridle so that your wife will be able to ride the horse.

Another valid reason that you can use to defend your point of not purchasing a horse is that your wife will be driving every day to where the horse is boarded to take care of it. This means that she will have to fill up her gas tank more often and with the rising cost of gas this could be a very costly expense. Your wife will also be putting a lot more miles on her car driving to take care of the horse. This means that there will also be more routine maintenance expenses that you will have to pay for.

You can also argue that the two of you will not be able to spend as much time together as you do now because the horse is going to take up all of her extra time. This means that the two of you will not be able to do some of the things that you enjoy together like going to the movies.

You will have to be prepared to stand your ground on this issue because a woman that wants a horse can be very persistent. You should also start saving your money because even though you have many valid reasons against purchasing a horse, this is one battle that you will lose and before you know it and your wife will be the proud owner of her very first horse!

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Ron Petracek was raised in Souther Idaho,with a black morgan as his adventure companion. His Love for horses has expanded into the largest equine classified network on the internet to date with horse articles,classifieds and social networking. Amazing Equine Network System - Buy Sell or trade anything equine related. Get More Horse Classified coverage and distribution with less cost and work. Award Winning Horse Forum
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