Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
Appy, my greatest concern is because she herself admitted that one minute she thinks she loves horses, and then the next doesn't want to be bothered with them.
As far as I'm concerned, if you're not absolutely, positively, unwavering in your desire, you shouldn't take on the care of a living, breathing creature. The one who gets the short end of the stick will be the horse, and I find that intolerable.
The OP should continue to take lessons, as well as get a weekend/after school job taking care of horses. Mucking, feeding, watering, sweeping aisleways, grooming, bathing, cleaning tack, hauling feed and hay, and on occasion helping to keep fences repaired may make her realize that horses really are hard work, and not all fun and games.
We're talking about a living animal, not a My Little Pony. You can put down a My Little Pony and walk away. You can't do that with a real horse. Whether or not someone 'feels like it', horses need to be cared for and kept properly exercised.
Last edited by Speed Racer; 02-18-2010 at 10:20 AM.