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    02-27-2010, 08:00 AM
I started riding lessons when I was 8, then my sister, brother and mum all got into it. My mum has suddenly gone off it now thought which is worrying because she hasn't bought me a horse yet! Hehe It's weird for me though, my parents aren't worried about financial upkeep, they are worried that I will get behind at school and be too tired. It's soo frustrating and my mum says I have to work at the local stables to prove I'm willing to look after one myself, but it is slave labour there! Really long hours for about£20! :(
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    02-27-2010, 06:21 PM
I know this is an old post.... but I wanted to share- I used to gallop up and down the halls on my hands and knees doing an acutal three beat canter. I also would tie tails onto my bike, make saddles out of pillows and set up jumps for me and my "horse" to go over. I did not get one until I was 14 but it worked :)
    03-01-2010, 07:35 AM

I have convinced mom...well I had her convinced. I got my first horse for my 10th birthday and I've had 2 more horses since her. Now, I'm trying to convince her to let me get a yearling. Not going to well for me.
Now dad's a different story. He is not convinced at all even though I get up early every morning to go down to the barn and stay late ever night doing chores. He thinks horses are just money wasters and are too time-consuming. He doesn't understand my life is centered around them. But he hasn't stopped me from getting a horse yet, mostly because me and my mom would get the horse first and then tell him. Hehe =)
    03-12-2010, 11:55 PM
I asked my dad for a horse since I was 3 or 4 and when I was 10 ha decided it would be a good idea to take lessons, so I took them for 3 years until he was convinced it wasn't a phase :) when I was 13 he bought me doc the best lil qh horse I ever rode! He taught me so much as a rider! (we gave him away to a church trail program, because it was easy work, and he had a degenerative hock, only to find out 6 months later that they sold him. :,[ )
    04-18-2010, 12:15 PM
However much I want one, its just not going to happen yet. I have a pretty specific plan of my life. Once I've finished uni, I'm going to buy a run-down house with land and do it up. Once its done up, I'm going to build a stable block and maybe an arena. When all that is finished, I'll probably get 2-3 horses and the rest of the stables I will put boarders in. I'm going to run lessons part-time too. I'll probably have a horse by the time I'm 30 =)

However, I have found a BRILLIANT alternative. Loaning a horse from my riding school! I did this last summer, and I'm going to do it again this summer. I get 3 lessons a week (1 group 2 private) and I can go spend time with the horse whenever I want. I also get priority for stable events etc. Its great =)
    04-19-2010, 01:53 PM
According to my parents, I have liked horses since before I can remember. My 'first' pony was a POA pony named Tootsie. She was actually my brothers' pony, but they didn't ride her much. My dad used to ride her once in a while to make sure she didn't get too fat. One day he decided to take me with him, I was about 2 years old. My mom was worried that I would be frightened. But I didn't cry at the horse or anything, I squealed with delight. My parents bundled me up, slapped a bicycle helmet on my head and I sat in front of my dad while he carefully walked Tootsie around the field. I laughed and laughed. When the ride was over and my dad went to take me off the pony, I screamed NOOOOOOO and clutched on to Tootsie's mane for dear life. Do not take me from this beautiful creature. My parents knew from that day forward that I would be horse obsessed.

It didn't take much to convince him to buy me a horse. I leased one for a few years when I was ten. My mom drove me to the barn every day so I could much stalls, water horses, clean tack ect. They didn't tell me I had to, I did everything willingly. I think this helped them in their decision to let me have a horse.

My hard work paid off when I found my leased horse in my backyard on my 14th birthday. My riding instructor had given her to me. Best birthday ever.

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