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post #1 of 8 Old 06-23-2008, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
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I can hardly stand it!

My desire to have a horse gets so overwhelming some times. Last night I was watching dressage vids on YouTube, I ended up going to bed wanting a horse more than ever!

Lately I've been dreaming about them, about having one. I think about how my life would be if I had one, yada yada yada.. I know this sounds strange lol.

What do those of you who don't have one, do to curb your desire?

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-23-2008, 11:36 AM
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Lessons and lease. Honestly, that opened up a lot of options for me over the years: working in stables, riding other peoples' horses, teaching riding, etc. I think I've actually learned more about horses in the periods of my life when I haven't been an owner.
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post #3 of 8 Old 06-23-2008, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Lessons and lease. Honestly, that opened up a lot of options for me over the years: working in stables, riding other peoples' horses, teaching riding, etc. I think I've actually learned more about horses in the periods of my life when I haven't been an owner.

That is great insight Sara! Thank you very much. I do what I can with lessons and helping out at the stable, but I want more. Im the type of person who dosnt give up when I want something, and until I have it, I pursue it whole-heartedly.

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post #4 of 8 Old 06-23-2008, 01:19 PM
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Hehe, I know its rough sometimes! That kind of dedication will serve you well in life (gah, that sounds kind of corny, but its true!)
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post #5 of 8 Old 06-23-2008, 05:17 PM
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Oh I definitely know what that's like. I wanted a horse for soo long. Now that I have Jubilee, sometimes I can hardly believe I actually have one of my own. I wouldn't curb your desire. Let the desire to have your own horse fuel your eagerness to learn. Learn everything you possibly can about horses, by riding them, interacting with them and being instructed by others. I know you're just getting into the horse scene and not trying to sound negative but for a beginner owning a horse sounds and looks so glamourous. But a lot of is hard work too. Dressage is beautiful yes, but that's not what all horses do. There's vet bills, cleaning up manure and the dragging heavy water buckets, lol. Not trying to discourage you, but just get some more experience under your belt first before owning a horse. It's only fair to you AND the horse you own. Again, not trying to sound negative. But just keep learning!

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post #7 of 8 Old 06-23-2008, 08:43 PM
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ahh, the disire of a horse. Its not just the horse but its riding, its the feeling of being free. That connection with a horse is like no other. When you ride you are one, like each fiber of your beings are connecting and each mucle is working together to make this beautiful dance.

I know EXACTLY how you feel. I started lesson when I was 7 but when I first got on a horse was 4 yrs. Then my mom (who knows you best) She was wanting to work at a stable to get lessons and I didnt want anything to do with it! But I came out once just ONCE and I was hooked. I started working and took lessons. See my mom tricked me into it.

I got so freakin annoying. Every day at the barn Id sit and watch people ride. Id wine to my mom "i waaaant a horse" I was pathetic.
So my boss/BO Was selling a mare and she let us make payments. She even gave us a REALLY good deal. She was for sale at 2800 but we baught her at 1600 and paid 100 a month. So 16 months she was allllllll mine! Now once this show season is over and she has some shows under her belt and another tune up I could sell her at 3000.

See Im dirt poor, lol. Well its true. Im 19 and I work at the barn to pay off board and still have extra to afford tack and stuff. My point is, that if your cravings are so darn bad. There are ways to get a horse a good one at that even if you don't have money you just have to work a little bit harder then the ones that have horses handed to them (meaning a few girls at my barn who are spoiled and don't take care of their horses) but once you get that special horse it will mean more to you then anything!

Edit: Oh I also sit up till 2:00 am and watch youtube vids, gives you inspiration to go out and ride better! ^_^

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ahh, the disire of a horse. Its not just the horse but its riding, its the feeling of being free. That connection with a horse is like no other. When you ride you are one, like each fiber of your beings are connecting and each mucle is working together to make this beautiful dance.

I know EXACTLY how you feel. I started lesson when I was 7 but when I first got on a horse was 4 yrs. Then my mom (who knows you best) She was wanting to work at a stable to get lessons and I didnt want anything to do with it! But I came out once just ONCE and I was hooked. I started working and took lessons. See my mom tricked me into it.

I got so freakin annoying. Every day at the barn Id sit and watch people ride. Id wine to my mom "i waaaant a horse" I was pathetic.
So my boss/BO Was selling a mare and she let us make payments. She even gave us a REALLY good deal. She was for sale at 2800 but we baught her at 1600 and paid 100 a month. So 16 months she was allllllll mine! Now once this show season is over and she has some shows under her belt and another tune up I could sell her at 3000.

See Im dirt poor, lol. Well its true. Im 19 and I work at the barn to pay off board and still have extra to afford tack and stuff. My point is, that if your cravings are so darn bad. There are ways to get a horse a good one at that even if you don't have money you just have to work a little bit harder then the ones that have horses handed to them (meaning a few girls at my barn who are spoiled and don't take care of their horses) but once you get that special horse it will mean more to you then anything!

Edit: Oh I also sit up till 2:00 am and watch youtube vids, gives you inspiration to go out and ride better! ^_^

Where there's a will, there's a way! I really enjoyed reading your post, it has inspired me, thank you very much.

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