I hate them, this all started yesterday when my dad said that the money that I had got could buy me a decent mini as I love mini's and really want one, my instant reaction was NO that money is meant for my horse riding and for me to be able to buy my own horse! My mum then said to my dad that he should have known that, that was the reaction that he was going to get from me. However I then started to really think about the idea, a mini would allow me to go different places to do with riding and not have to rely on mum or dad or fit around my brothers schedule, it would then mean that when I did have my own horse I would be able to get to it. So I started to look around on the internet at used mini's as there is no way that I would be able to afford a brand new one, and I saw a few that were a reasonable price and that I liked the look of but then came the problem the Mini one is mainly a 1.6Litre Engine, which would be over £1000 in insurance, so I started to look for a Mini One 1.4Litre I then looked at what these would be on insurance and it went from being £1359 (roughly) for a Mini One 1.6 Litre Engine down to £1185 for a Mini One 1.4 Litre Engine but it was still expensive so then my dad suggested that I looked at other cars but here is the problem I don't like other cars they don't interest me unless they are really expensive and fast cars like Mercedes and there is no way that I will get that for my first car, so I looked at Fiat 500 and a Nissan Micra while the look of these are all right and they are fairly cute they're not what I want and what I like. I went off the websites and just spent some time on facebook and thought about it and came up with this conclusion. Fiona said that roughly to be able to buy a horse it would be between £4,000 and £6,000 for what I want, a decent Mini would cost me between £4,000 and £6,000 so why should I make the decision now? I am going to keep saving and make the decision closer to the time because at the minute while a car would be nice I don't need one and while a horse would be nice I financially can't afford one. So I'll keep saving and hope that my business takes off and I will make the decision closer to the time and closer to when it is more realistically possible.

While I am not good at making decision I think that I have managed to make some good decisions about what I am going to do, I need to be sensible and look at the bigger picture not just what I want, but what I need and what is realistic and affordable, so let the savings continue! 

As it is half term my schedule is a little different to normal but it means that I get to have more horse time, tomorrow is a good example of this as I will be up at my yard by 8:30 and helping out there til 12pm, which I am really looking forward to and think that it will give me a good chance to learn new things that I don't already know. Here is my schedule though.

Monday:- Helping out at West Hallam Riding Centre (my riding school) 
Tuesday:- Out with Friends and in the evening doing some of my Equine Nutrition Courses. 
Wednesday:- Possibly seeing my sister and doing some more work on my Equine nutrition course 
Thursday:- Swimming 
Friday:- Own a pony day from 9-2 then time to chill out and then go to a youth group.
Saturday - Lesson with Gatsby 
Sunday - Rest day.

And somewhere in between all of the that I also need to do some art work I will probably start doing this tomorrow.

Until Next Time
A Girl With A Dream :) 


  1. I think you made a wise choice to wait for now. Many of us started with pretty cheap cars,I was handed a semi-working Toyota that was the same age I was when I was 16, then I paid insurance and gas... and inevitably some decent maintenance bills. It took me awhile to get a decent car, now I am back to saving for a horse lol

  2. I'm terrible at making decisions! And the more choices involved the crazier I get. Sounds like you've done a good job thinking things through, though. You can't go wrong by continuing to save.

  3. Both options for your decision sound great. For my first car it would have to be able to pull a horse float easily.
    Sounds like you have a fun week ahead of you.


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