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post #11 of 20 Old 12-24-2010, 07:13 PM
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cassalynn I had the same thing happen to me in 4-h, I got my first horse when I was 16 and I worked for every penny I spent on her. In 4-H I was told by a leader that I couldn't show her because she wouldn't do well. I guessed it had to do with the fact I had cheap, older tack (it fitted her), and she was a standie. I told them that day I quit it wasn't worth the being made fun of by the leaders let a alone the other girls with the $10 000 horse.
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post #12 of 20 Old 12-24-2010, 10:43 PM
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Yeah I know right. My friend just has it all. She's pretty, she's got the body the boys like, and shes super rich. She just paid $50,000 for a 13 hand welsh pony. I was like...geez.
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post #13 of 20 Old 12-25-2010, 10:57 PM
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As someone who some people see as someone with it "handed to them," I actually DO understand your pain.
My family is far from incredibly rich, but we have enough money that I can take lessons and buy horse things without much issue.
What REALLY bothers me is when people don't know what they have. This girl at my barn was at one point FULL LEASING two horses -one cost the owner 40,000! She didn't even ride one of them, and got all pissy when someone rode the not expensive one. Eventually she got kicked off the expensive horse because she COULDN'T RIDE IT. The whole time she was being a brat about it and doing things like hitting the horse for pinning its ears when it saw her. Now the horse is incredibly headshy and pins his ears any time someone comes near him.

So in short, yes, I hate those who have it handed to them. But only if they don't appreciate and love what they have.

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post #14 of 20 Old 12-25-2010, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Yah I agree with a previous post about those that know they get whatever they want and talk about all the stuff or show stuff around those that don't get much. Yah its really depressing. I am just trying to find ways to budget and do better for myself and my horse.
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post #15 of 20 Old 12-25-2010, 11:05 PM Thread Starter
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But I have to admit I probably have people that are jealous of me. I've been given three horses all for free. I worked at a barn and got my board lowered, worked with a farrier and got my horse done for free, and help with a equine dentist and was able to work all that off. I do love being able to work to provide for myself and my horse but I just wish it was easier.
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post #16 of 20 Old 12-29-2010, 08:59 PM
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As said before, us who work for what we have are to be considered far more lucky. Then again, theres always somebody looking up to where you are- I make 200$ a month compared to your 1800$. I'm not ashamed of what I make or jealous of what you do- all that matters is that when I walk out into the pasture I know **** well that I deserve this because I worked for it, and no rich little brat with expensive tack and a big flashy horse can take that from me.

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post #17 of 20 Old 12-29-2010, 09:56 PM
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Unfortunately, every person I know who has $$ got it one of two ways. Through marriage (and the subsequent divorce) or through a lawsuit. Both are crappy ways to get money and I find both of them a form of mooching. I also work my butt off to afford my horse. I can't even afford to get him stall board at this point, but we're both enjoying life and it's all good. Little secret, most of those rich folks know somewhere deep down that they didn't do squat to earn their keep which is why most of them seem so bitter and belittling to others. Just enjoy every second with your horse and appreciate it for the great thing that it is.

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post #18 of 20 Old 12-30-2010, 10:15 AM
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As said before, us who work for what we have are to be considered far more lucky. Then again, theres always somebody looking up to where you are- I make 200$ a month compared to your 1800$. I'm not ashamed of what I make or jealous of what you do- all that matters is that when I walk out into the pasture I know **** well that I deserve this because I worked for it, and no rich little brat with expensive tack and a big flashy horse can take that from me.
You do realize that expensive tack doesn't make you rich? I have some very expensive tack and I'm no where near rich, I just saved my money and wouldn't settle for less
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post #19 of 20 Old 12-30-2010, 10:25 AM
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As said before, us who work for what we have are to be considered far more lucky. Then again, theres always somebody looking up to where you are- I make 200$ a month compared to your 1800$. I'm not ashamed of what I make or jealous of what you do- all that matters is that when I walk out into the pasture I know **** well that I deserve this because I worked for it, and no rich little brat with expensive tack and a big flashy horse can take that from me.

THAT was exactly what I was going to say. Sometimes it's disheartening to hear someone brag about this expensive thing or that that they have or can have or do, but at the same time, I've been a working stiff my entire life and everything I have I worked my butt off for including the $2000.00 debt I put myself in yesterday buying Butch back from the place he was sold to.

But ya better believe I worked my arse off for ALL of it and my stuff might not be designer, my riding clothes ALL come from second hand stores, but I love my horses like no one else can and I've worked hard every step of the way.

Don't feel down, feel PROUD, because all of this just makes you stronger. And when YOU are the one working for YOUR stuff, no one can ever disappoint you by not letting you have your way. Those others may get what they want by asking... You, as someone who works for everything, get what you want by BUILDING and struggling. Be proud!

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post #20 of 20 Old 12-30-2010, 02:55 PM
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You do realize that expensive tack doesn't make you rich? I have some very expensive tack and I'm no where near rich, I just saved my money and wouldn't settle for less
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I was speaking about the little brats who have it all, but I understand how that could be taken out of the context I intended.

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