Originally Posted by Rissa
I didn't. I grew up and bought my own. LOL.
LOL, me too! Of course, I always had horses "in the family". My dad bought my mom and his mom 2 TWH mares as a present when I was maybe a year old? Then bought himself their brother a year later. They stayed at my grandma's house for year. Once we moved to a place we could keep the horses at I had to quit lessons, but I had horses in my backyard! Dad/Mom started getting out of horses, but they don't sell their animals, so I basically had the 3 TWHs to myself.
Finally bought my first "very own" horse about 2 years ago and my parents were PO'd about it. It was a HUGE fight. But I kept him at a friends house and continued to take care of the remaining Walkers. Finally brought my Sodehr home last fall (08) after Red (TWH gelding) died. We didn't want to keep Flame alone so I brought Soda home. The original deal was "Soda gets to stay until Flame dies." Now dad is talking about building a new barn! I said "But dad, Flame is probably not going to make another winter" and he was like "Well, we'll still have your horse!"
Gotta love parents.