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    12-04-2008, 02:03 AM

I have not been horse riding in almost 5 months. It's becuase it is costing a fair amount of money, the financial crises and I am busy with athletics and stuff.

I will never ever get bored with horses and horse riding, but how can I maybe convince, if you may, my parents or someone to take me horse riding once in a while. I understand that they are going through a rough time with money, as is everyone, but I get all the things I love and want. Just don't have the time for horse riding. Should I just wait another 5 months until winter?

I am so desperate to go horse riding. It is killing me!
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    12-04-2008, 08:30 AM
Is there any stables around that you could help out at in exchange for a ride??? Maybe clean stalls, feeding, etc.... Money is tough on most people these days... just hang in there!!!
    12-06-2008, 11:13 PM
Honestly, I would open the big ole phone book, look under stables and start calling around to see what places offer. I know that a lot of times only "big" stables make their way into the phone book. But you never know, there might be a barn who offers lessons in exchange for chores or something. If the barn you're calling can't help you, ask if they know anyone else who has a stable or horses. Be persistent! Be annoying even, lol. Ask lots of questions of lots of different people. I found my barn because I called one of the stables in the phone book and they didn't have what I want but gave me the number to a private stable. And its the perfect barn for me.

I really hope things work out!
    12-07-2008, 01:48 AM
Thanks a lot for your ideas.
    12-07-2008, 05:40 AM
You live in australia rite.??
Wher bouts.??
Cos if ya live anywher near me you can come and train && ride with me wenver ya wantt :)
    12-07-2008, 06:32 AM
Aw rach I wish you were up here in brissie. 2 of mine would be perfect for you to ride. But times are tough right now with money etc the suggestion for offering work in exchange for lessons etc is a good one.

Just a question though: in another thread you mentioned wanting to get a horse. Sounds like you don't have time right now for one :) not being mean I just thought that when I read it. Whichever way I hope you get a ride soon :)
    12-11-2008, 04:17 AM
Thanks guys!
Hey Jazzy
In that post what I meant was that I am saving up with my own money so in the near future I will be able to afford a horse. I'm not going to buy one anytime soon, unless we win tats lotto. But in that thread I tried to explain that I am looking for jobs to do to earn money and therefore buy a horse!

Thanks for your concern though!
    12-11-2008, 02:22 PM
Really, I don't think theres too much I could give you advice on as far as convincing your parents to buy a horse. Horses are too big or an commitment and too expensive for parents to be convinced very easily ;) Trust me, I know lol.

What I did before I had a horse though was I worked in exchange for riding like everyone said. I would tack up lesson horses, clean stalls, help in lessons, etc so that I could get a lesson. Eventually I ended up riding more than working -- It definitely got my foot in the door. Call and ask around. That or you could just see if they would fork out money for a lesson every other week or something.
    12-12-2008, 12:55 AM
My question was not how to convince my parents to buy me a horse. We. Do. Not. Have. The. Money!
    12-12-2008, 11:10 AM
Green Broke
Could you get a working student job and work off the cost of your lessons in exchange for say, cleaning stalls?

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