I live in the south, the "fly over country". One of my best friends has a horse. He's a lovely horse named Bill; I haven't a clue about show horses, but he's healthy, well groomed, and has his own barn. If I were to speculate, the couple makes about $75K year combined on a good year (husband is a contractor, so ups & downs). A nice lifestyle, but clearly not extravagant, given they have extended family they help out. I'm thinking Yo pulls in a bit more than that and that scene was all too staged. Because good gods, if you have a 5 acre lemon tree field in Beverly Hills, you've got a bit more free cash than that. Plus, isn't David the "man" of the house? Shouldn't he be providing for his wife's children? Certainly 34,000 awards give him some money, right?