I don't know how I convinced them but I guess finding THE horse helped. Well, honestly there have been three horses in my life who have been "the one". The first two passed away at YOUNG ages in freak accidents, the first was struck by lighting at 5, and the second had a brain aneurysm at 6. I'll never forget them. But than I found my Zu. I got a job, and promised good grades, and he came home, BUT we're only leasing right now. We do intend to buy him at the end, but for now a lease is great. Now months later I no longer have the job (by no fault of my own), but I do have the grades. I wish you all the luck in the world! After 12 or 13 years of riding I finally got a horse. And when it happens it happens. But if I had gotten a horse earlier I wouldn't have found Zeus. So i'm so happy I didn't!
I give myself very good advice, But I very seldom follow it