04-13-2010, 07:38 PM
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Things suck from time to time. This is life--so you appreciate the good times more.
But unlike every one else, I do not think the best advice for you is to say, 'Oh, I'm sorry.' You are too young to be digging yourself into this kind of hole. I know many, many adults who never come out of this sort of thinking.
Life is not unfair, for you.
How many kids--adults, even--are there that always wanted to ride a horse and cannot? How many teenagers have physical limitations, have lost a limb because of a car accident or something, or are blind? How many people can not do what YOU can?
You get a chance to ride at 13. I know I didn't get that chance.
There are people out there wondering if they are going to eat tonight and you think life is unfair because you don't get to ride MORE then once a week? Riding is a LUXURY sport--it is expensive, especially when you are not able to work and help your mom.
Do not go into the 'woe is me' mode. So many teenagers are doing it and are living unhappy lives. You have a lot and a great oppertunity in front of you--you get to ride. Take as much as you can and make it count--and when you are able to work and afford your own car, you can make it happen. I didn't get to start riding until 17, and I train and show now, and very successfully. You have nothing but time.