Convince parents!!! - The Horse Forum

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 12-04-2010, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 21
• Horses: 0
Convince parents!!!

What are some ways that I could convince my parents to let me own my horse?
Everytime I talk about a horse that I found online they always give me the same speech over and over again making me feel that I would never own a horse EVER. Lots of times they say it's very expensive and they need alot of maintenance. I know quite alot about horses and I have researched what it takes to own one for about a year.

Englishcowgirl1897
englishcowgirl1897 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 Old 12-04-2010, 05:35 PM
Lis
Yearling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: I live in rainy England
Posts: 879
• Horses: 0
If you're really serious then put all your research onto a document and show your parents, show you are willing to help support it by getting a part time job, maybe lease one first so you get a taste of what it would be like.
Be prepared for them to still say no. I did this and I did get a yes but I decided not to do it because I realised in a year or so I would be off to uni and I didn't want to end up selling it because I couldn't afford myself and it. You need to show maturity because that will impress your parents far more than just asking them over and over again for a horse. Even think about what sort of horse you would get. For example I let my mum know that if I did get one I would go for a cob or a native breed because they're good doers as opposed to an arab or TB.

Eagles may soar but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
Lis is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 12-04-2010, 05:42 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 699
• Horses: 2
Well, one thing you could do would be to lease a horse. That means that you pay a monthly price to sort of own a horse. This way you get a feel for horse ownership, but you can give the horse back if you don't like the horse, or the ownership.
But remember, horse ownership isn't just about knowledge, it is about experience as well. Have you taken any lessons? If not, I suggest you do, for at least 6 months.
Your parents are right, horses are expensive, and they are high maintenance. If you board, you need to see them at least 3 times a week, and if you are keeping them at home, you need to clean there stalls everyday, feed them, water them, and care for any wounds yourself. Not everyone is cut out for horse ownership. It is a lot of money, time, and money.
Good luck trying to convince your parents though! I was 12 when I got my mare, and she is my best friend now!

Sonya ~ 5 yr old Appaloosa/Welsh mare
ilovesonya is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 12-04-2010, 05:46 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 212
• Horses: 2
Even with an easy keeper, they ARE still expensive. And time consuming. If your parents can't afford it, you can't change their minds. Unless you get a job and either help pay or fully pay. Or if you find a boarding barn that will let you work off your board...
If you can do any of those things, then get the info you need together, and sit down and talk about your options. If they agree, find a job first. Then shop for a horse... or see if there is a place that will let you work off board.
Good luck!
ImagineThat is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 12-04-2010, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 21
• Horses: 0
I have shareboarded a horse for a couple of months before the horse had to get surgury on his fetlocks

Englishcowgirl1897
englishcowgirl1897 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 12-04-2010, 07:01 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 21
• Horses: 0
Lessons for 2 years, I'm 13

Englishcowgirl1897
englishcowgirl1897 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 12-04-2010, 07:21 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
It IS expencive, and time-consuming. You shell out thousands a year, spend hours every day in the barn, and all the work leaves little time to ride. IMO, it's not right to force your parents into that. Horses are a commitment. Take lessons and be happy with that because most kids don't get even that! If you're serious about persueing horses, get a job and pay it off.
equiniphile is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 12-04-2010, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 21
• Horses: 0
I'm going to ask my instructor if I can shareboard the same horse again. Thanks for the advice people!

Englishcowgirl1897
englishcowgirl1897 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How do I convince my parent I can take on 2 horses? ShowJumpingGirl Horse Talk 53 09-23-2010 01:16 AM
How can I convince my mom? wishingforahorse Horse Talk 26 09-07-2010 04:22 PM
How to convince my dad? Icrazyaboutu Horse Boarding 6 07-26-2010 10:22 PM
How did you convince daddy? wannahorse22 Horse Articles 95 04-19-2010 01:53 PM
Convince? Rachluvshorses4eva Horse Riding 10 01-09-2009 03:14 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome