We never had money to afford the horse or lessons or anything else horse-related, so I didn't even ask for it. I was able to get it all only after I was done with the college and got the more-or-less stable job.
My friends daughter (in her 20th already!) gets everything she wants even though they have no money to afford lots of things, and she thinks it's OK. Sometime I wonder where all these "give, give, give" is coming from....
P.S. Hidalgo, it's not directed at your OP or you, just a rant.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass: it's about learning to dance in the rain..."
"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."
"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."