Roro, you are fortunate, but sounds like you appreciate your parents too.
While I was never able to convince my Mom or Dad that I needed a horse, they are my biggest fans today!
They love hearing my stories and have met many of my riding friends with genuine enthusiasm. Dad loves to visit and sit on the back deck and watch me work the horses both on ground and in saddle. He is quick to grasp what is happening or should happen, and is always full of questions that further demonstrate his sharp eye for detail.
So, at my ripe old age, I am still a girl in heart, basking in my parents admiration and moral support! I guess if you work hard and long enough, dreams do come true. LOL.