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        01-04-2012, 06:24 PM
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    Enjoy the time with your dad at the barn, I'm amazed he doesn't complain about it and I think perhaps he cherishes this time with you.

    Ya he is pretty good about it. When I say I have a lesson he just says ok and asks at what time. He does however grumble when I start riding more often in the summer. Says it ruins the day because by the time we get home at noon, all morning was spent at the barn and there is only the afternoon left for him to do his things. Which is true... BUt yes he does enjoy it. I can see he likes being around the horses and isn't nearly afraid of them as he used to. Just cautious, but already trusts them more. He helps a bit around the barn and talks with the polish lady I sometimes take lessons with (my dad is polish too you see, so he has fun talking in polish to her). He then goes to get a coffee and/or buy groceries and see's the end of my lesson. It is nice a daddy/daughter time, which probably, as you said, he appreciates.

    BUt he would much rather I save my money than spend it all on lessons (which is understandable), but thankfully he doesn't grumble much on that either, because he finally realized I did better in school when I rode more often. Helps my concentration you see.
         
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        01-04-2012, 06:34 PM
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    Hey, I find this to be a funny thing though. Shows how stupid the person is.
    Aw Kitten, let us be nice now. But yes it does. Problem is girls at my school were actually nice enough to politely tell her she needed to stop constantly talking about herself and bragging, and were willing to give her another chance and stay friends with her, but you know what she answered when they told her she only ever spoke of herself?

    "Ya I know." then she smiled, and continued talking. It was one of the *face palm* moments.
         
        01-04-2012, 06:36 PM
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    Oh my dad told me to get over it and just ride my friends horses (she didnt mind) and my mom agreed with my dad till my uncle called we got a stable and had him delivered there that night we told my dad we got a free horse with all the tack, he is still upset (9 years later) but built me a barn after a year of complaining, and now is getting more into it.
         
        01-04-2012, 06:49 PM
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    Aw Kitten, let us be nice now. But yes it does. Problem is girls at my school were actually nice enough to politely tell her she needed to stop constantly talking about herself and bragging, and were willing to give her another chance and stay friends with her, but you know what she answered when they told her she only ever spoke of herself?

    "Ya I know." then she smiled, and continued talking. It was one of the *face palm* moments.
    LMAO! We had a girl like that at the Dog Run when I was living in NYC. She didn't shut up for a sec the whole hour she was there with the dog telling us (complete strangers) about her, her life, her b/f, eta-eta-eta. Mind you that girl was grown adult. So I bet the habits don't change with age!

    P.S. I always just ignore bragging.
         
        01-04-2012, 07:04 PM
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    We always had horses & ponies (I had much older siblings) and then they were sold when my siblings grew up & moved out. I was left with nothing, well not nothing, I rode my friend's miserable one eyed pony who they convinced me that we were "made for each". Hah! Example - "She loves you, she hardly ever bucks you off, & rarely draws blood when she nips you". They just wanted someone exercising & feeding this miserable old hag (sigh* I miss old Brownie). I put up with for about a year. If I didn't hound my parents everyday for a year that I wanted a horse of my own and scoped out possible buys (keep in mind I was like 8 yrs old), I would have never got one. Funny thing is, when I got engaged, they bought me a house & I never even ask or hinted at that. My mother is 84 now and tells me, "Haven't you grown out of horses yet? You should really see someone about your addiction, and you got your husband, children & grandchildren envolved!" I just smile & respect my elders.
         
        01-04-2012, 08:15 PM
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    We always had horses & ponies (I had much older siblings) and then they were sold when my siblings grew up & moved out. I was left with nothing, well not nothing, I rode my friend's miserable one eyed pony who they convinced me that we were "made for each". Hah! Example - "She loves you, she hardly ever bucks you off, & rarely draws blood when she nips you". They just wanted someone exercising & feeding this miserable old hag (sigh* I miss old Brownie). I put up with for about a year. If I didn't hound my parents everyday for a year that I wanted a horse of my own and scoped out possible buys (keep in mind I was like 8 yrs old), I would have never got one. Funny thing is, when I got engaged, they bought me a house & I never even ask or hinted at that. My mother is 84 now and tells me, "Haven't you grown out of horses yet? You should really see someone about your addiction, and you got your husband, children & grandchildren envolved!" I just smile & respect my elders.
    ^^This made me laugh. Two years ago, my surgeon upon finding out that I had horses, and hubby was luke warm about them (his wife and he were in the same situation) , informed me that I had a disease........equine disease!!!! Lay mans translation, horse crazy!
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        01-04-2012, 08:18 PM
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    Well we couldnt fit a horse in the back yard, the rest is woods and swampish. And I they wouldnt, plain and simple.
         
        01-04-2012, 08:20 PM
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    My parents had the means, but being non-horsey people they were nervous about allowing me to have a horse in case they would be needed for support that they didn't have the knowledge or experience to offer. They also encouraged me to go out and do things on my own from a relatively young age, that is, secondary school.

    I bought my first horse at 14 with my own money, most expensive horse I've ever bought at $1000 haha. Bought all my own tack and paid for my board with my part time job and by working for trainers.

    I didn't/don't begrudge my parents for their decisions; they made the right choice and it taught me valuable lessons in budgeting, working, being accountable and time management.
         
        01-05-2012, 09:38 AM
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    Sarahver, that;s really neat you managed to pay for your horse all by yourself!

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    I didn't/don't begrudge my parents for their decisions; they made the right choice and it taught me valuable lessons in budgeting, working, being accountable and time management.
    Yes definitely teaches you budgeting skills! A few years ago, I remember my mom once going to see her account online. I have a separate account, but it's joint with hers as I am a minor, and she saw I had a few hundred dollars saved up to pay for my next group of 10 lessons, and she told me: "I thought you said you didn't HAVE any money!?"

    Technically I didn't, it wasn't spending money, but savings money.
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        01-05-2012, 10:11 AM
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    The day I started working, 14, I had to chip in to help pay for my PARENTS horse. That way I could buy my own lessons, and ride her. We then got two horses so we could go on trail rides. I paid for that one. There was only one year I was out of work, at 17, and I couldn't afford to do all those nice things. BUT it was my exam year so my parents resumed full payments.

    Day after I turned 18, I started my real world job and got my big girl panties on. I took full responsobility of Doey at the time, and sold him in May. Then in June, I had scrimped and saved, and borrowed a bit from the bank, to buy my own- Duffy. I then some how aquired my dog, Rufus in September. Between Duffy's PPE, Rufus' castration and emergency trips when he ate something and threw up blood, and Duffy's absess I have spent in excess of 1200. None of which I can claim on insurance.

    Would I let that fall to my parents? No. I want a horse, I want a dog, its my responsobility. My bank balance is ZERO at the end of the month, I only go drinking if its on my base, so I can walk home or go to a friends. I have no social life, my money and time goes in to the horses.

    You have to dedicate, and if you want it that bad, you will save every penny, get a job, and buy YOURSELF a horse IMO- parents shouldn't have to fork out for things we 'want'. Need, yes, want, no.
         

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