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post #51 of 96 Old 01-03-2010, 09:16 PM
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Both of my parents ride horses and breed them so I never had to convince them.
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post #52 of 96 Old 01-03-2010, 10:11 PM
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I was young, like 8 or 9? Had been riding for a while and kept asking for one.
They told me that as soon as I came up with $1000 they'd buy me one. So a year later, after selling cookies and cleaning stalls, I came up with the money.
My mother says now that she never thought I'd do it :P But I did!
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post #53 of 96 Old 01-03-2010, 10:33 PM
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My siblings and I were all very lucky. My parents always figured the more we were into horses the less we could be into trouble. My brother (9) has his 2nd horse now [ the pony he got didn't work out] , and my younger sister (16) is on her 3rd horse. I have had four horses, but I am horseless for now since there was no way I could afford to take my horse to school with me. I still get to ride all ours at home though when I am there, adn all of us ride at lest 3 or more horses, so although we have one that is "ours" there are enough that need riding that we get a wide range to work with.
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post #54 of 96 Old 01-05-2010, 11:27 AM
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I've been riding for four years now, and I have been begging for a horse since I started. My mom was totally ready to buy me one when I was younger, and not as interested. . but as I got to doing it more she realized the reality of that. I absolutely love my barn, but the problem is leasing and boarding are insanely expensive. I'm too attatched to leave so just waiting on my mom to give me the OK to lease there. . which considering the price is not going to be soon!! She has said I cannot lease until either A) two years from now (the actual 'deadline' is after May.. but since I do get to ride 5 to 6 days a week in the summer there isn't really a point in leasing until September) or B) I can drive myself there. xP I'm not in a hurry to buy a horse because I would lease a horse that I know and love first.. and yehhh. (:

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post #55 of 96 Old 01-05-2010, 11:56 PM
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I never did, I eventually just bought my own :)

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post #56 of 96 Old 01-06-2010, 05:07 AM
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I'm still trying but I honestly think that it is a lost cause for him buying me one.

I've finally convinced him that it is no a phrase and I will never stop asking him, but hopefully he'll support me at the end of the year to lease one at our local stable!
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post #57 of 96 Old 01-06-2010, 08:46 PM
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I have been begging and begging my parents to let me get a horse since I was 6. I've been riding since I was 9 or so. Finally, this past summer, my parents finally agreed to let me get one because I'm old enough to get a part-time job now, but my parents still pay for the cost of my horse's feed and everything. I'm so glad they're supportive. :)

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post #58 of 96 Old 01-07-2010, 05:03 PM
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In my case I was 8 and we lived in a small town. I wouldn't shut up, so they gave me riding lessons during summer for my birthday for years. Since we lived in town, and Dad never thought we would ever end up buying land, he didn't mind promising me that if we ever had room for a horse I could get one.

When I was 15 my mom found a place with 10 acres and we moved. I didn't forget the promise, so he had to concede. ^_^ But I couldn't get one until I cleaned the barn up, which was used for cattle and junk.

That took most of the summer, but I was out there every day working, and Dad was so impressed with how much effort I put into things that he got me my first horse that late summer instead of waiting until spring like he wanted to at first.

My parents, not being "horse people" bought me Bob. Bob was an ungelded 2 year old bs paint jerkface (we gelded him immediately), and I was left to train him. In retrospect that was NOT the best decision, but I broke him in and took him on trail rides. I was complimented on him alot, but he and I were never really friends, He was always "Bob the Jerk" and I was always annoying to him. Even so, I'll always be grateful to him for NOT being easy, and teaching me more than I taught him. He helped make me a patient trainer.
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post #59 of 96 Old 01-08-2010, 01:18 AM
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My parents have been warming up to the idea of me having one. Theyre just worried about the vet bills.
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post #60 of 96 Old 01-08-2010, 01:57 AM
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Well, actually my story is sad kind of
I was riding before i could walk really, but they wasn't my horses.
I always begged for a horse.
I was 12 years old mind you ..

My dad decided to get me one for my 14th birthday.
I got my first horse, Gage.
Registered Paint horse.

Sad part..
I didn't know this until just a few months ago, but my dad gave into buying me a horse because he didn't think he had much longer to live due to is heart condition.

I am 20 years old, buying, and training my own horses now.
My dad pulled through him quadruple bypass surgery, and still going strong. He's the toughest man I've ever known. Because of him I'm living my dream. Even when he cusses himself in the winter when the water lines freeze, and it's hectic to water the horse, haha. He loves horses dearly ;)
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