Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Breinigsville, PA
• Horses: 0
Oh boy... Well, I'm sure she's gone by now, but I don't think the OP understands the dedication and commitment involved in owning your own horse. You can't just "play" with a horse when you feel like it, and ignore it when you're busy doing other things. If she's been taking lessons for the last three years, it's time to start working around the barn to understand what it takes to actually care for a horse. Many leasing programs are often nothing more than extra rides during the week, and offer no additional insight into horse ownership. Are you prepared to be out at the barn at 1:00 AM if your horse colics? Are you prepared to care for a horse that is lame for a few weeks, unable to ride, that may need bandaging, soaking, etc? Are you willing to learn about nutrition and health to make proper decisions about your horse's care? Even when boarding, you don't get to just dump your horse on a barn owner and expect someone else to handle the care and management of your horse. Judging from other threads started by the OP, there is little understanding of horses beyond using them in riding lessons. I truly hope that "Daddy is NOT convinced" and does not allow the OP to have her own horse, that will most likely end up neglected and dumped in a quick sale in a year.
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