I have a friend who is a few years younger than me. She falls well into the 'little girl wanting a pony' category. Apparently, when she was nine years old, she was SO CLOSE to buying a TB she routinely went down to ride for fun, owned by another woman. This woman ended up selling her TB, which enraged this little nine year old. Apparently that horse was sold for 4k.
I have a tough time believing she had that much money saved up, especially without any help from her folks.
Now, she approaches me the other day, and begins reminiscing about this big gorgeous horse, and she's laying on the lovely details, making him sound fantastic and amazing and the best horse to ever hit the earth. I'm slowly beginning to catch on to what she wants.
And then she asks me if I can locate him.
I kind of laugh, and look at her for a second, and realize she's serious. I tell her that might be quite hard for me, and has she looked for him yet? She says yes, she has, so I tell her that she probably did a better job than I would've done. She won't drop the subject, though, so I give up and tell her I'll give it a shot. She's very thankful, and then continues on about how he'd be a great pal for the other horse I'm bringing home, and how sweet he is, and how good of a horse he'd be for me.
Back up. I did NOT offer to buy this horse. I don't know if he's for sale to begin with.
So I tell her this, and she says how I should buy him if I find him. I tell her she should find him and buy him. She doesn't respond to this, oddly. She turns the subject back to why I should get him, and I am beginning to get rather fed up with all of this. I tell her, that by the sound of all his skills and abilities and looks and etc., I probably couldn't afford him anyway. She says that the last time he was sold it was for SOOOOO CHEAP. I ask her how much.
4k. I was between asking her what part of Beverly Hills she was from and choking back laughter. I told her there was no way I could afford that. She got a little huffy there, and said it was a great deal for a horse. I told her my horse was free, and I wouldn't go over 500$ on any horse in this economy and with the job I had at that point.
Long story short, she's still trying to get me to find and buy this TB.
Have you ever been in a situation like this? Has anyone ever pressured you to find a horse like this? Has your 'horsey life' caused people to reach out to you for that reason only? I recall another girl bothering me constantly on FB to see if she could come ride my horse. I barely talked to her outside of our middle school days.
Alright, people, spill your stories! :)