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post #31 of 105 Old 05-26-2013, 06:13 PM
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Sorry, but I lost 100% of my sympathy at this:

"I hate him so much he owns a Gym in a very rich expensive suburb in the Melbourne City, and you would think he makes so much because I am his only child he has a decent ammount of clients and his gym has been around for 60 years, I know he can afford it but he just is a cheap skate lier I found out."

Not only did I lose any sympathy I might have had, but I lost any confidence in any 'facts' reported by the OP. I'm 10,000 miles away. I'm a total stranger. It still felt like a slap in the face, just reading it on the Internet.

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post #32 of 105 Old 05-26-2013, 06:28 PM
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I was furious too guys believe me. Especially as someone who paid for all their horse expenses from a relatively young age. However, I do just want to point out that as a Melbourninan myself, there ain't NOBODY that refers to Mebourne as "the Melbourne city".

Troll troll troll.
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post #33 of 105 Old 05-26-2013, 06:49 PM
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Well Miss OliviaMyee, think yourself extremely lucky, that you are not my granddaughter, or you just might find yourself thinking twice about reporting such crap about your father! In fact, I'm sure some on this forum know who you are and hope they do report this to him.

When I was young I wished for a horse. I was lucky to have received my bycicle which incidentally, I had to pay my parents back for. On this, I had to cycle to school every day, even through snow.

I did get my horse, when I was old enough to pay for him and ALL his expenses, myself. I expected nothing from my parents and never asked.

I am SO disgusted with you. You are an ungrateful, unfeeling, spoiled and stupid little brat. Sell the horse. Stay in school. Get a job and when YOU can afford one, purchase another. Until then, we don't want to hear your ridiculous rantings about how others in your family, 'owe' you.

Incidentally, one of my granddaughters has gone to Oklahoma, to help those in need. She gives and doesn't take!

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post #34 of 105 Old 05-26-2013, 07:33 PM
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I am a daughter with a horse too... and I take FULL responsibility for my horse! I pay for feed, board, vet bills, farrier and everything my horse needs, and not asking my parents for any help! Because of this, my parents told me they would help me out if I needed help paying for a vet, BUT I have to pay them back in time... Either way, the deal was with getting a horse, is I have to pay for it and take responsability.

My horse is my responsibility, like yours should be your responsibility too, not your fathers. It is YOUR animal, YOU take care of it, if not, sell it and stop complaining, because complaining isn't going to get you anywhere.
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post #35 of 105 Old 05-26-2013, 08:33 PM
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I would just like to put in that I promise not ALL of today's youth are like this. There are many of us that are very respectful of our parents, and all those around us. We are very great full for what we have, and don't go around posting such things about those who do so much for us. I myself am ashamed to be affiliated with such behavior. I hope that she is younger than I am, though I am still considered youth. As previously said, we are NOT all like this. Carry on ...
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post #36 of 105 Old 05-26-2013, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by sarahver View Post
However, I do just want to point out that as a Melbourninan myself, there ain't NOBODY that refers to Mebourne as "the Melbourne city".

Troll troll troll.
This forum is predominantly American and Canadian, so OP was probably trying to word it so that people who were not familiar with Australia knew that it was a big city rather than a small town.

For example, I live in Tasmania and hardly anyone outside Australia has heard of it, let alone any of the suburbs, so I would've probably worded it in a way that sounded weird for an Australian. Doesn't mean I'm a troll

As for the OP, I'm actually feeling bad for her. No, I don't agree AT ALL with how she handled it, but the fact is she's only a kid and was heartbroken... Her father promised something, then pulled out on it. Doesn't mean she should've behaved like this, but some of the abuse you've all given her was pretty harsh.

Perhaps pointing out in a MATURE and sensible manner how she was behaving would've been better? She's a kid and most of us are adults, so there's no reason to behave like a kid and abuse her. Just my two cents.

(For the record, I don't agree with how she reacted, but most of you reacted in just as bad a manner.)

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post #37 of 105 Old 05-26-2013, 09:22 PM
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post #38 of 105 Old 05-26-2013, 09:32 PM
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she maybe upset because if her dad wont help her then she has to sell her horse.
i dont think shes spoiled,

i think he should take responsibility on his part and talk to her about it.

kids who have their own horse and have parents who pay for it, feed them, and child just rides without working for it are spoilt

all these kids who live on internet, tv, game systems have mobiles at the age of 8 usualy being iphones..spoilt
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post #39 of 105 Old 05-26-2013, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Im not going to read much of the above posts at all, because you people do not understand my living arrangements and my life ect ect.

. I am in year 11 a 16 year old at the moment i have no job because i have been trying very hard to try and pass allot of my tests and sacs at school.

My father said this was "his horse" i have been let down by my father allot before he all of a sudden promises things and when i was younger he didn't pay for anything leaving me with my mum without her having financial support. (he didn't pay for child support). I know you should never trust people, even family now.

I knew that i couldn't afford a horse by my self and with all the changing schools previously, i knew i could not just get a part time job all the time because than it would make it hard or impossible to pass year 11, and because of my memory issue it greatly effects my learning.

Yes my father did say he would buy the horse but i payed for it upfront with my money, because he said he would pay me back. Yet He still hasn't payed me back the money and that money i used was saved up for vet bills.

now my father is saying how i said agistment was "only 30 $ a week" while i told him it was actually "36.00$ per week" before he bought the horse so i have no idea if i am stuck paying for expenses that i am not up for.

Any ways ima free lease her out, to some little kid and ill get enough enjoyment over, that because atm shes only suited to light riding. Anyways it will all work out for me some how it does.

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post #40 of 105 Old 05-26-2013, 09:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Iseul View Post
I've never even THOUGHT about getting insurance on any horse, even an $8500 stud colt that I was intending to buy. Our vet allows payments to her regular customers (what most vets around here do) even if it's only $100. With payments being available for large, unplanned vet bills, I see absolutely no need to pay for insurance on my horse. Even a $20k horse does not need insurance, IMO, because if you insure that animal to it's worth, you'll be spending more than the horse is worth within a few years just on the monthly payment. Not worth it, at all, in my opinion.

Insurance doesn't HAVE to be that expensive- I insure my guys for $400 per year, and it covers $8000 in major medical expenses and $5000 for mortality- I've used my policy in the past, to the full extent of $8000. Without it, my horse would have been put down because I didn't have $8000 lying around when he had a pasture accident :/ point being, it doesn't cost me a fortune, and they aren't fancy horses by any means. Is it worth $400 for the piece of mind in my case? Absolutely :) that being said, I can definitely understand why the OP wants it, but do agree that it is her responsibility if it is her horse.
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