Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Loudoun County, VA
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.