Originally Posted by missy06
Is the ole man your hubby? I've dealt with the same frustrations w/my live-in boyfriend over buying/leasing a horse. I have so often felt BUT I WANT IT, ISN'T THAT REASON ENOUGH! That's great you're getting to lease him. Will anyone else be riding him while you are? Is their potential that you'll be able to buy him someday down the road?
Yea, I'm married, so I kind of have to respect my husband's wishes. I was SERIOUSLY considering just doing the deal behind his back, after all it would be MY money I'd be using anyway. But, I have too much respect for our marriage to do something like that.
I did try to explain to him that when I'm riding, I'm the most happy for that hour, then I'll be all week long, that when I'm riding, all of the things that are pulling me in 50 million directions at once, aren't weighing on my mind, and that riding for an hour a week just isn't cutting it anymore.
We did come to a compromise that we can both live with for the time being. The plan right now is to buy him in July, if someone hasn't bought him out from under me first. I emailed my instructor yesterday and told her that I can have a check for this month's lease yesterday, but she has yet to get back to me, so now I am wondering what the deal is?
I think I've said this before, the best part about Junior is that I feel so confident when I'm on him. For a timid rider like me, that counts for A LOT. I am secretly hoping that no one else buys him, and I'll be able to buy him come July.