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Old 01-05-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Manchester Township, NJ
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I was hoping someone could help us out. We have given up getting a mortgage since jobs have almost dried up for my hubby and he will be receiving early SS retirement come March.

We don't want to rent anymore, so am considering purchasing a mobile home for cash that's around $20,000. I am a "country girl" and have been looking for a park that has access to hiking trails etc. and that allows pets. I've been on a bunch of websites but cannot find any that have personal comments or remarks.

I've noticed Allenwood Estates in Tabernacle that looks like it backs up to Wharton State Forest and is equidistant to my hubby's sporadic job assignments and our relatives in Trenton.

If anyone has any personal knowledge of this park or any suggestions of any other, please post. We prefer 55+ but realize we may have to be flexible about this.

Also, Browns Mills is a consideration, so if someone can supply info about mobile homes there, we would be very grateful. As I mentioned, there is info on the internet and I can always call these places, but there is nothing like hearing from people who either live there or know someone who does.

Thanks!

P.S. I have a 30 yr. old gelding. Obviously he must be boarded as close as possible but the boarding fees I've seen are frightening. All he needs is a pasture and a run-in shed, not a fancy place with an arena, tack rooms etc. Please help us if you know anyone; we are desperate!
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Old 01-05-2011, 12:19 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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please don't take this wrong... But how the heck can you afford a horse when you are in such a desperate $$ situation??? Sell the horse... Set your priorities..

On another note.. Browns mills and Tabernacle are very nice area..
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Old 01-05-2011, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Manchester Township, NJ
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please don't take this wrong... But how the heck can you afford a horse when you are in such a desperate $$ situation??? Sell the horse... Set your priorities..

On another note.. Browns mills and Tabernacle are very nice area..
I am sorry, but this animal has been in our family for 27 years. He has been a better friend to me then most human beings.

Who is going to buy a 30 yr.old horse? Should I just euthanize an otherwise healthy animal? Abandon him in his old age, like some people do with their elderly relatives?

Looks like our priorities are way different, aren't they?

Forget about it. I'm sorry I even asked.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:16 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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It may be possible to find a farmer who would take in your horse cheaply, or possibly in exchange for some help on the farm. It's worth a try.

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I am sorry, but this animal has been in our family for 27 years. He has been a better friend to me then most human beings.

Who is going to buy a 30 yr.old horse? Should I just euthanize an otherwise healthy animal? Abandon him in his old age, like some people do with their elderly relatives?

Looks like our priorities are way different, aren't they?

Forget about it. I'm sorry I even asked.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:01 PM
 
Location: NJ
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My in-laws live in Southampton and may know someone willing to board the horse. Send me a PM if you want me to ask, and add any pertinent information I may need to share.
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Old 01-05-2011, 09:24 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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I am sorry, but this animal has been in our family for 27 years. He has been a better friend to me then most human beings.

Who is going to buy a 30 yr.old horse? Should I just euthanize an otherwise healthy animal? Abandon him in his old age, like some people do with their elderly relatives?

Looks like our priorities are way different, aren't they?

Forget about it. I'm sorry I even asked.
I did say please don't take this wrong.. But apparently you did sorry
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:47 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Here's a thought. . .

Carol Erickson on KYW-TV is very big on animals. Go to the station's website & explain your situation & ask her if she knows someone who would work with you. If she does, great! If she doesn't, she might want to do a story & air it. Either way, she can probably solve your problem for you.
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Old 01-07-2011, 12:57 PM
 
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What is considered a normal/acceptable rate for boarding? I don't know of any mobile home parks in the Gloucester/Salem County area, but there must be some. However, the "Dream Park" is located there. I checked on their site and the rate is $400 a month for the type of boarding you were looking for.

Also, here is a link to the New Jersey Horse Local Directory, that lists at least some farms that have boarding.

New Jersey Horse Local Directory part of GlobalHorseNetwork the World-Wide leader for Horse Webcasting

There are a few places in Bulrington and one I saw in Cumberland, the biggest group seems to be in Ocean though. Most of the links require an e-mail or phone call to inquire and get rates.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Saw this is the classified forum..looks pretty nice too:



http://www.city-data.com/forum/class...-egypt-nj.html
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Old 01-10-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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It may be possible to find a farmer who would take in your horse cheaply, or possibly in exchange for some help on the farm. It's worth a try.
Trust me I tried everything possible, even horse rescue when my brother was dying of cancer. No one wants a 30 year old horse & now my sil is struggling to keep it fed etc etc as she won't put the horse down..at least she is in CO where she doesn't have a boarding issue.
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