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    12-13-2010, 05:42 PM
  #1
Foal
Whats the best way to tell my mom that...

Okay so as some of you guys know i've been looking at horses for sale. I had talked to my mom about owning a horse of my own ever since I was six but finally my mom said maybe to the idea about 5 months ago. Ever since then i've just been looking at horses for sale just so I can see whats out there (She said maybe in a year I will own one after this years show season). And so Today I was looking at horses for sale and I found the horse that I just fell in love with. She's a mare, she's a bay and she is great in hunters. She has been there and done that. Which is the kind of horse I need for my first horse. Okay so the point is, how do I tell her that I found the horse that I feel has everything I'm looking for.See this wouldnt be so hard but she said in a year maybe. But what if I can't find a horse like this again? What if she isnt for sale? So tell me what you think...thanks(: Please no mean comments...
     
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    12-13-2010, 05:45 PM
  #2
Weanling
All you can do is bring it up..you have nothing to lose right now. If she says no, then you will just have to wait. There are so many horses for sale these days that you will fall in love with another one, there are also plenty of been there done that horses out there. If she is the right one it will work out. : )
     
    12-13-2010, 05:56 PM
  #3
Banned
Yeah, just ask, the worst is she'll say no. Do you have any other pets? You can start to take care of them, feed, water, etc. and that might increase the chance of her saying yes, cause it shows responsibility.
     
    12-13-2010, 05:58 PM
  #4
Banned
Sorry for double posting. Regans right as well, there are plenty of other horses out there, too. Waiting sucks yes, but waiting pays off.
     
    12-13-2010, 06:00 PM
  #5
Foal
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Originally Posted by Katesrider011    
Yeah, just ask, the worst is she'll say no. Do you have any other pets? You can start to take care of them, feed, water, etc. and that might increase the chance of her saying yes, cause it shows responsibility.

Yea I have other pets I already take care of them and stuff. Another thing is that she wants to lease before we buy. But I really like this horse. So maybe I could talk to the owner and I could lease the horse and then if I do like her I could buy her :\
     
    12-13-2010, 06:04 PM
  #6
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Originally Posted by LindseyHunterx24    
Yea I have other pets I already take care of them and stuff. Another thing is that she wants to lease before we buy. But I really like this horse. So maybe I could talk to the owner and I could lease the horse and then if I do like her I could buy her :\
Well that Idea shot down the drain. :/ Well I guess you can just hope. If it doesn't work out, then wait and there will be other chances.
     
    12-13-2010, 06:06 PM
  #7
Weanling
Honestly, there will always be another horse. You could approach her about it, but I wouldn't use the reason of "there won't be another horse like this!" because that's really not true.

Be logically, not emotional. "This horse is a good deal because it's had XX training, it's been competing XXX, and it's only $XXXX. I could do YYY with it, and I'd be able to advance my riding. The icing on the cake is that she's a beautiful bay, my favorite color!"

And if she says no, be understanding. Parents usually always want to give their children everything, and they don't like breaking your heart. Just remember she's a person too, trying to take care of a family with a lot on her mind, and she may have a very good reason for saying no.
     
    12-13-2010, 06:15 PM
  #8
Foal
My wife used the "there won't be another horse like this" on me... several times. I said not yet... several times... I eventually said yes because we were in a financially stable situation for her to finally get one. Catch my drift? There's always going to be something when it's time :)
     
    12-13-2010, 09:43 PM
  #9
Green Broke
It's best to talk to your parent first about a horse before you start looking at the for sales. I know its fun but it can also cause bitter feelings and conflict when you don't get what you want.

You could bring this up with her but I don't like your chances. You are better off sitting down with your mother and really discussing what you want from a horse. Her ideal price range may be very different to yours. When my family bought me my first horse they thought $500 was a lot to pay (people just don't know) - they ended up tripling that for a first horse.

Talk to your mum about what training you want, age you want, height you want so that when you find a horse she can judge it for you on its merits, not how much you like it. Find out where you will keep the horse etc, and work out a real time frame. Write this information down. This way if something perfect does come up early you can tell your mother - but you'll also know what your limitations are.

You could ask this person about a lease, but honestly if they wanted to lease the horse they'd offer it on a lease. It often irritates sellers when people want to lease a horse they're trying to sell. They want money and the horse gone, leasing does none of that.
     
    12-13-2010, 10:09 PM
  #10
Super Moderator
Does your Mom know what horse ownership entails? Has she a price range for the horse that you can get? The bay you love (and I saw the video) is a delightful horse, but might be over the amount she was thinking. I have no idea of your financial situation, but I could NEVER in a million years talk my husband into buying me a $10,000. Horse.
     

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