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    07-12-2010, 11:30 PM
My parents divorced when I was three and my sister only 3 months. My mom sold off everything to pay bills except our property and our horses. We free leased the horses to someone off-site for a few years, and when I was old enough to accept full responsibility of them, we brought them home. My mom always reminds me of how she sold everything but the horses....and for that I am extremely grateful.

Of course, the work is my sole responsibility, but my mom pays the bills on them. I pay for their tack and my riding attire.

Going on what Saskia said, everyone spends their money different ways. I hate when people automatically assume I'm rich because I own horses.....we don't choose to spend our money on pointless things like expencive birthday gifts, $1000 shopping sprees, or 2 packs of cigs a day. We don't do that; most of our leisure money goes to our horses.
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    07-13-2010, 12:14 AM
Id gladdly sell anything I could! But what!? Its not my house... all I have in my room is a dresser pictures bed and a side table..
    07-13-2010, 09:47 AM
My parents wouldn't let me get a horse (my dad doesn't like horses, my mom is afraid of them) because they thought my Aunt was too financially immature about horses.. Which is true, but it's not just about horses, they are just not good with money. There is a way you can be financially responsible AND have horses though. I've dreamt all my life of finally having my own horse and not taking care of someone else's but honestly, I am waiting two more years until I have everything in order EXACTLY how I want it. I want my barn, fence, tack, grooming supplies, and any other expense that you can have before you get a horse PAID OFF because I get my horse.

Your mom probably has a good reason for how she feels - just show her that you CAN do it and be responsible! Don't just get mad and blow her off; ask her for specific reasons.. You never know, maybe there is a method to her madness.
    07-13-2010, 10:35 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by corinowalk    
Ahh but it is their money to waste.
Totally true.
    07-13-2010, 10:50 AM
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
When you're an adult making your own money, you can spend it however you please.

If my parents thought something was a waste of money, they didn't support it monetarily, so I didn't ride as a child or teen.

Now that I'm an adult with my own job and mortgage, I make my own decisions on what to spend my money. Horses are part of that expenditure, even though my parents still think they're a waste of money, and dangerous to boot.

All horse people are crazy, but some of us are higher functioning than others. Many of us have little social skills, no business logic, and even less common sense, so your mom's definitely not wrong about that. It's not coincidence.
Oh my gosh, you just explained me. My dad even says I am "backwards"

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