My dad has mentioned a few times to me that if he had the money, he wouldn't buy me a horse, as he considers owning a horse a waste of time and money and just too much trouble. Lots of time and money, true... waste of time... nu-uh, but I guess he just doesn't see the good parts of it. And he thinks it would overly distract me from life (hence studies). Which isn't totally true, nor false.
I suppose if he did win the lottery and I showed myself extremely responsible (which I am and he technically knows this already), and kept my grades up, he'd probably pay for my lessons... and even maybe, pay for a lease in the summer... but never buy me a horse.
I guess the fact that he still expects me to give up riding and move on with my life plays a part in this too. No one in my family has done what I have done, and he tells me to eventually forget about horses, but how can one forget one's own self?
SO anyone else have a parent that thinks horses are great, but not worth it and just a temporary pleasure?