Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
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.