Originally Posted by greymaregirl
I know exactly how you feel about not having your own horse. Many years ago as a little girl my dad sat and explained to me that his priority was to feed the human mouths... our family budget did not stretch to an equine mouth! I worked with horses for a while then reality kicked in , I had my own chilldren and many times I sat and explained to them that our family budget did not stretch to their material desires! I worked very long hours for ten years as a long distance truck driver. I drove round the uk looking at the horses in the fields ... my dream never went away. In time I started my own small but succesful business... and last year at the age of 42 I bought my horse. Chester is a 16.2 irish sport horse. We had a rough start and it took at least 6 months for me to realise I was there. Id got my horse and was lucky enough to find the right one first time.
I know for the young ones reading this seems a long time to wait. The things is I earned the money , I bought him and I pay for all his needs.He is my dream and I made my dream come true all by myself.. I have had to wait and I have had to work hard . My mum and dad would have bought me a horse if they were rich enough but they werent. The fact that I had to wait so long means the whole experience is so much richer for me.. and the moral of this story is NEVER SAY NEVER.
Wow your story is incredible and so inspiring to me! I can't imagine what buying a horse after so long was like, or how you must have felt.
My parents aren't quite so supportive. Not to add to the story or anything
But when I go to college in a couple of years, I'm going to cosmetology school to be a hair dresser and makeup artist. This was the job that my mom had for years, and when she had that job- financially we could had afforded a horse, no problem at all.
I told my parents that when I get a steady and established career, then I'll own a small working farm... their response is always "That's not going to work, you're going to be much to busy to take care of horses"
... Cosmetology has no different schedule than most jobs, about 7 hours a day 5 or 6 days a week, and I've thought up a schedule already and everything. So that brings me down a bit when they say that... or even when I tell them I am getting a job in about a month to own my own horse, they still say that it isn't going to work. So it's just frustrating to me. Maybe it just really isn't the right time for me to own a horse.