We all know that life is unfair at times, and I'm sure every one of you who doesn't own your own horse has felt this way. You've begged your parents, tried to save up your money, done extra chores and worked extra hard at school, and all the while you see your friends or people at your barn with their own horses. And you probably think... I've worked so hard, and I've wanted a horse for so many years now... when will my turn come?
I know I'm currently not financially able to own a horse, and probably won't be anytime soon. I've seen three of my good friends get their own horses. Not one of them has ever had to save up allowance or do chores or anything... it's their parents paying, and them riding and showing. Eventually I grew apart from these people, but I can't help but be ridiculously jealous of them.
Every time I put some money into my piggy bank (it's the only way to keep myself from grabbing last minute change as I leave the house), I sigh and say to myself, "One step closer." Every time I'm on the deck of our family's sailboat, scrubbing away dirt for some extra cash, it's the idea of someday owning a horse that keeps me going.
When I see people at my barn taking out their own horses out of their stalls, or heading off on a trail, I try to smother the negative thoughts of "I'll never get there" with positive thoughts like "Soon, that will be me," or "I'm not so far away from there."
It's all these things and more that keep me going. It's the idea that one day that person will be me. I'll be the one leading my very own horse out of it's stall. I'll be the one heading out on the trails with the best partner in the world.
And the best part is, when that day comes... I know I will have earned it myself, through my hard work and dedication.
I wanted to write this because it might help all you other horseless equestrians.
Be patient and never let go of that dream.
Your day will come.
Your day WILL come.
And who knows.. maybe it will be sooner rather than later?