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post #1 of 7 Old 09-28-2009, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Am I being completely ridiculous?

My birthday is coming up in a month. I want a horse soooo badly. I miss having my own horse. I want to ride everyday but there's no way I can work that out, and believe me I've been trying. What I probably CAN work out is paying for board by working at this barn. I know there are other expenses besides board but... The thing is that I personally don't have money but my parents do. They could afford to buy me a horse and pay for the extras. But I'm going to be 21 so that just sounds spoiled and snobbish and bratty. The thing is when I had my own horse before they paid for everything. I've never had to pay for things myself so now seems like a good time to start. But by working I would be "paying" for the full board myself. Is this even worth perusing? Should I even try?
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post #2 of 7 Old 09-28-2009, 11:51 AM
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I think if you're willing to do the work, pay for his feed, vet, dewormer, equipment, farrier bills etc, then yeah, I think you could get a horse.

Perhaps you and your parents could work out a deal where they pay the purchase price but you work and pay them back?

I know if I asked my mother to buy me a horse she'd give me a look that said "get the hell outa here!" LOL

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post #3 of 7 Old 09-28-2009, 02:26 PM
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You can ask. They're you're parents, right? Worst case scenario, they say 'no'. It sounds reasonable if you pay the board yourself and you somehow pay them back for the purchase price and they'd probably buy you some extra stuff as birthday and Christmas presents.

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post #4 of 7 Old 09-28-2009, 03:13 PM
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I am in the same boat. My 16th birthday is in November and the only thing I want is a horse. Let us wish each other good luck and fingers crossed! :)

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post #5 of 7 Old 09-28-2009, 03:51 PM
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I think if you really want a horse, then yes... do the work... and besideds, your parents might surprise you.

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post #6 of 7 Old 09-28-2009, 04:02 PM
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Please let them surprise us hah lol

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post #7 of 7 Old 09-28-2009, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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I'm just afraid of them saying no. That's what gets me every time I want to ask for something, the fear of hearing no. I know they're getting me a lap top for my birthday so I'm not sure asking for anything else big would work out.

Good luck wintec!
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