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        12-30-2009, 05:12 AM
      #21
    Green Broke
    Well, I've always wanted a pony. My aunty has a pony and a crazy Arab. I was cantering on Minty -- the pony, by the age of 6. Cantering her Arab by 11, riding difficult horses. I asked Daddy for a calm, small, schooled pony. Daddy brought me a crazy 16.3 hh ex race horse.
         
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        12-30-2009, 10:28 AM
      #22
    Yearling
    I found a horse that I really like that is $800 (i want to adopt him) It might take till spring/summer to save that up
         
        12-30-2009, 12:17 PM
      #23
    Yearling
    I didn't. I grew up and bought my own. LOL.
         
        12-30-2009, 12:27 PM
      #24
    Yearling
    Thats a good idea too
         
        12-30-2009, 01:09 PM
      #25
    Weanling
    Never have managed to convince my parents, I bought my first pony with my savings when I was 18, and bought my new horse with my savings again, 25 years later ...
         
        12-30-2009, 02:13 PM
      #26
    Yearling
    My aunt decided that she wanted one, but she didnt ride, I started 4-H on a leased "babysitter" horse who taught me everything, then I startedlessons with riding a bit at home, then I rode more and more at home, then somehow, we now have an entire farm complee with 4 horses, 3 ponies, 1 donkey, 1 mule, 2 llamas, 2 alpacas, 4 ostriches and a baby camel. It's insane how all this stuff happene in just 6 years!
         
        12-30-2009, 02:22 PM
      #27
    Yearling
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    Originally Posted by HorseOfCourse    
    My aunt decided that she wanted one, but she didnt ride, I started 4-H on a leased "babysitter" horse who taught me everything, then I startedlessons with riding a bit at home, then I rode more and more at home, then somehow, we now have an entire farm complee with 4 horses, 3 ponies, 1 donkey, 1 mule, 2 llamas, 2 alpacas, 4 ostriches and a baby camel. It's insane how all this stuff happene in just 6 years!
    Wow! That's cool!
         
        12-30-2009, 03:00 PM
      #28
    Weanling
    I have begged, pleaded, and cried to my parents since I was 3 for a horse! They always said I would grow out of horses. I'm 16 now and they still will not let me get one. Oh well! I can just ride school horses and help the novice kids who have their own horses until I turn 18: then I am getting one of my own! I am already looking :)
         
        12-30-2009, 03:11 PM
      #29
    Started
    My family was very supportive of me growing up. There are three kids in my family, so they kind of understood horses were my chance to get away from the hair pulling and kicking. I got my first horse at 13. I had been riding since I was about 9. I was/am pretty responsible. I had other pets before my first horse. The hard part is convincing my mom, my dad is the push over. My mom got laid off when I was 16. They didnt once tell me I had to sell the horse, because times are tight. I did have a job at the time, but they still paid for the horse. I was really lucky I got to keep him. He since died.

    I've bought my own horses since high school. I've only had 3. Through college they paid for my mare. They wanted me to focus on school, not having to pay for a horse. My parents paid up to $375 for board, I paid all other expenses above and over that amount.

    If my kids chose to ride I would make them lease first, to make sure they could handle the commitment. I probably wouldnt buy them a horse unless I had a farm. But that's because I already board two of my own.
         
        12-30-2009, 03:29 PM
      #30
    Lis
    Yearling
    I've asked for a horse for years so before my seventeenth I worked out all the costs involved in horse care, worked out how many hours I'd have to work to cover the costs, looked at what type of horse would be best suited to me and my lifestyle, got quotes from insurers then presented it to my mum and asked if I could get one. I have bonds that I was going to sell which would give me enough money to buy a horse and said that if having a horse had an impact on my college work then I would get a part loan. So right uptil about Christmas I was planning on getting one but then realised that since I am going to uni in 2011 there is no way on earth I will be able to look after myself and a horse so I've decided not to get one just yet, going to look for a loan instead when it gets a bit warmer but in the mean time I'm sending off my provisional licence and I'm learning to drive a moped which means when I do get a horse I will be able to drive myself to the yards that are better but further away which were hard to get to on public transport, I won't have to rely on my mum to drive me to places which means everything will be easier. If you want a horse and need to ask your parents then be prepared with everything involved in costs etc and be prepared like I was to get someone to share or part loan if having a horse is hurting your studies and also be prepared to wait until the time is right. Your parents will listen to a lot more if you come prepared, I had loads of advice off horsey people on another site and a lot of them were parents who said how impressed they would be if I was their daughter and came to them with all this information.
         

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