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        12-30-2009, 04:05 PM
      #31
    Yearling
    That helps a lot! Thanks!
         
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        12-30-2009, 04:23 PM
      #32
    Green Broke
    I was one of the lucky ones - I was born into horses. My grandpa and his two brothers grew up with horses, and continued on breeding Arabians. Call me spoiled - he just gave me horses. So I've been in the saddle since before I could even walk.

    Probably a good thing because my parents have never much cared about my interest in horses. I thank my lucky stars I had my grandpa to keep them and care for them, or I doubt I'd have seen a horse until I was an adult. My mom threw a fit that $100 a month was to much for board AND training on my 3 year old Arabian (my aunt not only did the training for free, but paid part of his board for me). So that only lasted a year. They're to hung up on their motorcycles *rolls eyes*
         
        12-31-2009, 12:20 PM
      #33
    Foal
    "Horse" was one of my first words. I used to sit up in the car all night/day on family roadtrips and shout "HORSES!" and point as the fields blew by...

    Unfortunately, the money wasnt there for me to have one as a kid. My parents paid for lessons starting when I was about 7, and then when I got my license (and my own money) I started half leasing. It wasnt until I was 26 and saw my first promotion that I said, "This is it... FINALLY!" Even now, my family doesn't get it. This Xmas was the first that anyone bought me something horse related. My sister, she got me a travlers mug with Grady's picture all over it... I CRIED! And at breakfast the following day, my mom discussed selling Grady, saying I would be in a better place financially if I didnt have him... But she now knew how "attatched to him" I was. Umm, HELLO!! It took you 27 years to see that!! Its about time, Mama! Haha....

    Your parents are probably much like mine... they always said, "Its not buying the horse that costs, its keeping it." You have to pay for board, lessons, vet bills and vaccinations, Farrier bills, Supplements when needed, tack, blankets (multiple if they rip them like my horse does!), the inevitable and ever growing collection of saddle pads and more!!! :)

    I hope you get one Wanna!!!! Prepare yourself though!! :)
         
        12-31-2009, 12:41 PM
      #34
    Trained
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    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.
         
        12-31-2009, 01:05 PM
      #35
    Super Moderator
    I got tired of asking so I bought one. Pistol actually, I got a job making around $100 per week. It was at a Jamesway, which is kind of like Walmart. I don't think they exist anymore. Anyway, I made payments on him. He cost me $500. And then after I had him paid for... I found a place in my neighborhood to board him, had a friend haul him over and told my parents I had a horse....
         
        12-31-2009, 01:10 PM
      #36
    Started
    I woke up when I was three on Christmas morning and got a pony I was too young to convince anyone I just got one lol
         
        12-31-2009, 01:21 PM
      #37
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by HeartMyOTTB    
    "Horse" was one of my first words. I used to sit up in the car all night/day on family roadtrips and shout "HORSES!" and point as the fields blew by...

    Unfortunately, the money wasnt there for me to have one as a kid. My parents paid for lessons starting when I was about 7, and then when I got my license (and my own money) I started half leasing. It wasnt until I was 26 and saw my first promotion that I said, "This is it... FINALLY!" Even now, my family doesn't get it. This Xmas was the first that anyone bought me something horse related. My sister, she got me a travlers mug with Grady's picture all over it... I CRIED! And at breakfast the following day, my mom discussed selling Grady, saying I would be in a better place financially if I didnt have him... But she now knew how "attatched to him" I was. Umm, HELLO!! It took you 27 years to see that!! Its about time, Mama! Haha....

    Your parents are probably much like mine... they always said, "Its not buying the horse that costs, its keeping it." You have to pay for board, lessons, vet bills and vaccinations, Farrier bills, Supplements when needed, tack, blankets (multiple if they rip them like my horse does!), the inevitable and ever growing collection of saddle pads and more!!! :)

    I hope you get one Wanna!!!! Prepare yourself though!! :)
    I am in the process of getting prepared:) I am getting all the boarding fees and vet, farrier, dental ect. Prices figured out to see how much ot will cost a month Its kinda confusung
         
        12-31-2009, 06:11 PM
      #38
    Yearling
    I was 9 before I even saw much of horses at all. A lady brought many horses into the field next to us. So for the next 7 years I spent lots of time with them. I learned tons and enjoyed taking care of them and she let me ride them too. I always wanted my own horse but we couldn't really afford one. Now I'm 18 and someone is giving me a horse that is the same age as me! I'm getting her in the spring. I have a job so I am able to pay all the expenses and I'm hoping to get another horse in the future to be her companion. Then I'll also have a younger horse.

    I waited 7 years for my first horse but now my dream is being fullfilled. Just keep learning all you can about horses, save up money and keep talking to your parents and hopefully you will be able to get one soon!
         
        12-31-2009, 07:07 PM
      #39
    Yearling
    hopefully...
         
        01-01-2010, 12:44 PM
      #40
    Weanling
    Well, I've been asking for years. Never got one. Then one day, I bought Murray. My parents weren't too happy about it, but they love Murray like I do. =]
         

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