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    02-26-2011, 07:33 PM
Hi there ....

I am a mom of a horse obsessed young lady ... LOL ... I have an 11 year old who wants a horse so bad she can taste it. She has taken lessons before but had to stop because of the economy. But... it looks as if we have been blessed and have decided to buy her a horse. It is great being here and learning from all of you who are much more knowledgeble than me!
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    02-26-2011, 09:37 PM
I can identify with your daughter. I was she 40 years ago. But , my parents never realized how much it meant to me. The minimized my horse interest and did pretty much nothing to help me do what I could to live that dream. So, I didn't get to be with horses for many, many years.

Anyway, learing about horses can improve one in many ways. There is a whole work ethic that can be learned. There is empathy, keep observation skills, care to observe rules of safety, planning ahead, responisibility for a large animal's care. There's balance and feel and timing that come with riding. These are like learning ballet or tap, and they benefit one in other parts of their life.

If you can afford it, this is a great way to build a young girl's character and as she grows older, keep her away from other things that can bring a lot of trouble.

Who knows, you might find yourself becoming a rider, too.
    03-02-2011, 10:42 PM
Welcome to the forum! ...and what tinyliny said. =)
    04-18-2011, 12:07 PM
Oh how true this all became! LOL ... well we finally got my daughter her horse ... and one for me too!!! I guess you were right Tinyliny ..... I have become a rider!!! We are both so happy and I'm so glad we did go forward and buy one for her. I think it is the best thing we have ever done.

Thank you again for your advice
    04-18-2011, 12:26 PM
That is awesome that you are such a supportive mom! Congratulations on the horsies!
There are so many girls on here who just can't get their parents to understand how much they love horses and they go through some difficult times.
You've become a rider!!!
We've claimed another one!
Welcome to the dark side, we have carrots and we all kinda smell funny, but we're glad to have you!
    04-18-2011, 12:56 PM
LOL ... that is so funny!!! I haven't smelt so bad in a looooong time!!! OH and let me tell you ... I've not slept so good in years! I am so tired at night I sleep soooo good! I even sleep through my husand snoring now! Yeah!!!! LOL ... yes I have actually been working on my husband for 5 years ... I would have gotten her one that long ago but if both parents are not supportive .. it just doesn't work. I am so glad we did it!!!!
    04-18-2011, 01:20 PM
I knooooow! Horsies are like big anti anxiety medications, it's wonderful to fall into bed with that I just worked my butt, my daughter's butt and my horse's butt off feeling :).
My daughter's father is a non horse person, and he sometimes still has to remind us that we carry a rather strong odor. 'You're not going in THOSE boots, are you?' 'Yeah, why?' 'Cause, you freakin smell like a stall mat!' Oops.
Now you can rub it in your husbands face, 'See, Honey? We should have done this YEARS ago. I no longer have to wake up in the middle of the night and elbow you in the back, see how that works out?'
But, seriously, I know what you mean about both parents agreeing, kudos on finally getting hubby to come around. Don't worry, with a little work we can win him to the dark side, too, maybe...
    04-19-2011, 08:34 AM
OMG I know!!! He so NOT a horse guy at all ... but I think he is coming around ... he has gone with us every day so far to see them. They are not at our place yet because we haven't got our barn built yet. So when we are leaving he is like "we are only going to spend a couple hours there girls" ... yeah ... 6 hours later and he's having a great time too!

Oh and the smell yes ... he has mentioned the same thing! LOL ... soon enough he will smell the same way and I guess we just will all smell together! LOL !!!

I really am so glad you can relate! I am so glad that he came around too ... it was the best thing that has happend in a long time.

He will come to the dark side ... mwahh ahh ahh ahh .... LOL

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