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        07-28-2012, 07:55 PM
      #41
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by wetrain17    
    What have you done to show your parents you deserve a horse?
    I work three days a week at the barn and I do simple chores. Yes, I know that simple chores aren't enough, but I will start doing more hard chores and work for the people I know.
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        07-30-2012, 12:51 PM
      #42
    CMC
    Foal
    What do you count as most important in your life--a horse or having a good relationship with your parents? If you get a horse, even if it's free, it's going to cost your parents far more than you can realize. How good do you think your relationship with them will be when they start having to pay all those bills (and there will be bills) that they knew were coming but you ignored?
         
        07-30-2012, 05:01 PM
      #43
    Foal
    If you are "far too young" to get a job, then in my opinion you are also far too young to be on this forum without your parents' permission.
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        07-30-2012, 08:18 PM
      #44
    Green Broke
    Not what you want to hear, but be happy you're getting lessons and worry about getting a horse of your own later when you can work to help chip in. I didn't get lessons until I got a paid summer internship in college and could afford them for myself.
         
        07-30-2012, 10:52 PM
      #45
    Trained
    There is another post by a young woman in your situation
    You should read that post
    Never nag
    Be positive and show your parents you are responsible and
    Serious and 'mature'' enough
         
        07-30-2012, 11:26 PM
      #46
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by vthorse    
    If you are "far too young" to get a job, then in my opinion you are also far too young to be on this forum without your parents' permission.
    ?? I'm not too young to join this forum, Please don't state that I never got my parents' permission or that I'm too young.
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        07-30-2012, 11:45 PM
      #47
    Banned
    Ok.... Go get a job - yes get off your butt - if you want something bad enough WORK for it... that's what I did... If you are pulling out the excuses and don't even have a horse yet, how will your parents believe you are reliable.


    You may see me as being mean , but im just getting you to face reality that will HELP get you a horse.
    Vthorse does have a point.. if you are old enough to go on a social site - you can work. Go try... even if you start off small and work up its better than nothing - and it proves you work well.. Go get some references - maybe even do a bit of free work if you can't find paid work - so you get your self known as a honest and reliable worker, then use the references and get a job.
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        07-30-2012, 11:52 PM
      #48
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by NeonSnap    
    ?? I'm not too young to join this forum, Please don't state that I never got my parents' permission or that I'm too young.
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    I doubt your parents let you join an online forum so you can get advice on forcing them to buy you a horse.

    An just so you know, this forum has age rules. If you arn't old enough for a job, then you should be alowed in this section of the forum, due to the age restrictions.

    If they said no, that means no. Unless you can pay for it, then just keep dreaming for a while. Be glad for what you have, most people don't even get the chance to be near horses.
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        07-31-2012, 12:23 AM
      #49
    Yearling
    Actually, sixteen is the age I'm familiar with in most states where you can work without getting working papers. Fifteen is the age cut off for the forum. The OP seems to have a good grasp of the English language, something someone too young for a forum probably wouldn't have.

    Also, she's not trying to force them. The title states "persuade". Totally different things.

    You're being kind of harsh. If she can't work, for one reason or another, telling her to "get off her butt" won't fix it.

    If I would've accepted "no" with my parents in regards to horses, there is no way I would be leasing, taking lessons, or basically doing anything with horses right now. I had a dream, I had passion, so I didn't take no for an answer. I persuaded. I nagged. I did what I had to do.

    Parents are not the same as gods. Not even close. They are at their core, regular people. Just like me, or the OP, or you. Yes, you should respect them. Yes, you should value their opinion. No, you should not take their word as gospel.

    I've seen this same attitude from the forum before, and it really bothers me. Some of the people are acting as if people under eighteen can not only do whatever they want if they ~try hard enough~, but are stupid and spoiled if they do anything less than climb a mountain for what they want. Because back in my day, we suffered! We worked! We never wanted nor asked nor did anything less than perfection!

    So, OP. Do what you have to do for your dream. Get a job, if you possibly can- I don't know. Read up on how to write persuasive things- there are a lot of helpful techniques out there. I think you're probably plenty grateful for what you already have, but there is nothing wrong with wanting more out of life. Maybe you'll eventually be able to persuade your parents to get you a horse- probably after showing a whole lot of hard work and perseverance- and maybe you'll have to wait. But you won't know until you try.
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        07-31-2012, 12:30 AM
      #50
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Cinder    
    Actually, sixteen is the age I'm familiar with in most states where you can work without getting working papers. Fifteen is the age cut off for the forum. The OP seems to have a good grasp of the English language, something someone too young for a forum probably wouldn't have.

    Also, she's not trying to force them. The title states "persuade". Totally different things.

    You're being kind of harsh. If she can't work, for one reason or another, telling her to "get off her butt" won't fix it.

    If I would've accepted "no" with my parents in regards to horses, there is no way I would be leasing, taking lessons, or basically doing anything with horses right now. I had a dream, I had passion, so I didn't take no for an answer. I persuaded. I nagged. I did what I had to do.

    Parents are not the same as gods. Not even close. They are at their core, regular people. Just like me, or the OP, or you. Yes, you should respect them. Yes, you should value their opinion. No, you should not take their word as gospel.

    I've seen this same attitude from the forum before, and it really bothers me. Some of the people are acting as if people under eighteen can not only do whatever they want if they ~try hard enough~, but are stupid and spoiled if they do anything less than climb a mountain for what they want. Because back in my day, we suffered! We worked! We never wanted nor asked nor did anything less than perfection!

    So, OP. Do what you have to do for your dream. Get a job, if you possibly can- I don't know. Read up on how to write persuasive things- there are a lot of helpful techniques out there. I think you're probably plenty grateful for what you already have, but there is nothing wrong with wanting more out of life. Maybe you'll eventually be able to persuade your parents to get you a horse- probably after showing a whole lot of hard work and perseverance- and maybe you'll have to wait. But you won't know until you try.
    No sorry, your wrong with that last part. I'm 19, and if my parents said no it means NO. If I were to push it, I'd not only have my butt busted, I'd be grounded.

    I think it's ungreatful to beg for some thing that costs so much. Not only does it cost a lot, but it is an inconveniance to the whole family.
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