So you, a college-aged individual, are looking for a job that will give you enough money to purchase a house (with acreage) right out of the gate? That's just not going to happen, not unless you have technical skills and get very, very lucky.
I'm not trying to be mean, but I am
trying to impart some reality and offer some advice. If you're bent on living on your own, there are certain realities that come along with that. If your priorities of horse, house, and newer car mean that you can't live on your own, then you need to accept that. It seems to me that I said all this in response to your last thread as well.
I should also mention that if you're going to buy a house, you're going to need a LOT of credit. Why don't you transfer the car into your
name, since your mom's credit is so poor, and get a better insurance rate? It'll help with your own credit and cost you less in the long run. Again, speaking entirely honestly, I don't think you'd be able to secure a home loan without having credit of your own (which you might already have, I don't know everything) and with a co-signer who has poor credit. You might have to bite the bullet on this and make some choices that will help you to build financial independence.
(For the record, I drove a 1991 Dodge Dynasty for eight years. Never broke down once, until I was in an accident. To replace it, I got a 1990 Dodge Dynasty. For two years, it commuted 30 miles each way to and from work, sometimes twice. Now, it drives me to and from school - about an hour each way - as needed. Our "good car" is a 1995 BMW, purchased last year to replace a 1990 Geo Metro [which made my commutes for more than a year prior] and it commutes an hour each way a few times a week. It's the newest car we've ever owned.
I love it. Yes, beaters will do the trick. They don't break down any more than new cars do. Just need to take care of them.)
Anyhow. Sorry if I'm saying unpleasant things, but my experiences in life and the staffing industry have supported my comments here.