A former lapdancer with eight children has bought a horse to help with her fight against depression.
Marie Buchan, who earns £26,000 a year in benefits , has coughed up £200 for the six-month-old Welsh colt called Bobby.The animal will be kept in stables at a cost of £22.50 per week plus hay costs - and her children have gone on holiday with their dad to give Marie time to bond with the horse.
Her agent Barry Tomes said Marie, from Birmingham, was on medication for depression but buying a horse would improve her well being.
He told the Birmingham Mail : “Purchasing this horse may infuriate some people.
“But what Marie needs is open space and a change of scene to help her bouts of depression.
“She needs to be out in the fresh air and open spaces will do her good her good.
“Her eight children have gone away on holiday with their father.
“This gives Marie time to bed the horse in and get used to taking care of it and start the training.”
The 35-year-old previously spoke about her plans of owning a horse : “It is my dream to own a horse and I am going to.”
She said she had been saving £50 per week to purchase the horse and save for stabling costs.
Marie, whose eight children are aged between three and 15, is no stranger to controversy.
She provoked outrage when she appeared on This Morning saying life was better on benefits and she would spend her wages on a boob job.
Marie, who says she can’t work at the moment due to depression, has the £600 per month rent on her four-bedroom council house paid for by taxpayers.
She previously claimed she was being turned down for her dream job as a garage mechanic because of sexism.
The former lapdancer, 35, said she had applied for dozens of positions after gaining a Level 2 diploma in mechanics.
In July Marie said: “I have been let down so many times, I just don’t think I am really being taken seriously enough.”
She added: “Maybe they feel I am too sexy for a male-dominated workplace, but I just wish they would give me the chance.
Article Source: Daily Record
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