Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Are you paying for your horse? If you are financially responsible for your horse, and you can travel independently to your horse everyday, and you feed, groom, muck out, ride etc all on your own - then get another horse. Doesn't matter what they say.
Let me tell you - horses are expensive. Not the upfront cost of them but the day in, day out costs. Agistment, feed, vet bills, rugs, tack, wormer, farrier, dentist not to mention transport costs to get out there - I've spent more on transport than agistment per week many times. Not only does it cost ridiculous amounts of money - but you never get any of it back, not really.
I don't know your particular situation but if you want a horse to take to pony club, and to be safe, then you have to work with it. Ride it everywhere, take it everywhere. Another horse isn't going to fix your problems. Get this horse going well, do all you can on it, and if you feel its not good enough then sell it on and buy something more suitable.
I know you might think some of these responses are harsh but a lot of people's parents never buy them horses. They never get lessons. Your parents probably work a lot and pay for your horses - they don't have to, they don't want to because work is hard, and long, and you don't get much money.
Maybe get a job.