Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Queensland, Australia.
All of the above is what I did to show my parents that I did actually want a horse & was willing to commit to having one. Thankfully, my parents fully financially support my horse. However, all physical work, etc. is up to me. No more sleep in's, weekends away, etc. You also have to remember how it may effect your schooling - horses take up a lot of time.
Lessons are also a huge point - they show your parent you are willing to stick to it without them ended up with a horse, feed, regularly needing shoes, worming, ect. that you don't ride or spend any time with. I am not saying you will do this, but it is best to show your parent that you won't. Save every cent, put it somewhere and label it "Horse", taking money out of that - shows your parents you aren't fully committed. As someone who was once in your situation - parents do have reasons for not buying their child a horse, its not because they are mean or don't want to buy you one. I am sure that if you spoke to them about the reasons of them not buying you a horse you may find that they have very legit reasons and it may give you an idea of how to work around it.
Sir Success. Eventer.
2000 - 2013,
Last edited by ChingazMyBoy; 08-05-2011 at 09:47 AM.