Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hour and a Half from Town!
Barrel I understand where you're coming from.
I grew up in a super wealthy town. My parents were friends with people that bought their kids 20/50K horses, sent them to uber fancy clinics, some even went on to train with Parelli and Anderson... In the yearbooks they were always posing with their fancy well turned out horses in super fancy western clothes and blinged out tack or jumping super georgeous imported WB's over impossibly high fences.
I got a meat man special $505 dollar "green broke" 18 month old grade mare. I had to work to buy anything for her and I think I wore the same boots for 10 years. I was also given unbroke or crazy horses that nobody wanted for free.
My parents were too busy to take me anywhere so I "only got" to live out in the woods breaking her, trail riding and pretending I was at shows...
I wish I had had the opportunities to do what the other girls did, could I have been something?
They could have done more, much more, but I respect that it was THEIR money and time.
So I turned out a good rider anyways that could handle anything, but the other girls did too with all their training...
I've always had cheap horses since my first one, oh my gosh how I miss that horse, but what did I do when I had the opportunity to go buy EXACTLY what I wanted?
I passed up my DREAM horse and bought a $350 train wreck... Ha ha!
So hang in there, "one of these days" you'll have the opportunity to go get exactly what you want. I think that drive and our "poverty" teaches us valuable lessons and makes us tough cookies.
Good luck and keep it up! You ARE doing a service to the animals you're patching up and that's something to be proud of!
There is never too late in the horse world, that's what makes it so awesome. :)
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