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post #21 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 01:17 PM
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Aww c'mon, why am I the only one here who would like to see her rant?
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post #22 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 01:29 PM
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I'm not trying to be selfish! I just wanted what I thought I should get!
Congratulations! You just gave us the perfect definition of the word "selfish!"



I bet you'll be back to check this thread soon, too.

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post #23 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 01:39 PM
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Of course she will be back. She is sure someone will come along and tell her what she wants to hear. Not everyone is a meanie like we are.

We have all given her good advice though. Do something to show your parents that you deserve another horse.
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post #24 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 01:42 PM
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I'm not trying to be selfish! I just wanted what I thought I should get!
I have a daughter, she too thought the same way. She hasn't been on a horse since April and I don't foresee her riding any time in the near future since her attitude has not changed.

As her parent I am required to provide her with adequate food, clothing, shelter, medical care and the means to acquire an education through High School. Anything above that is because I CHOOSE to give it to her or because she earns it.

She informed me that while I was required to drive her to the barn and wait while she had her lesson, as a child she could not possibly be expected to wait quietly during my lesson. Well, she got half of her expectations, she does not have to wait quietly during my lesson any more, she gets left at home with her father while her sister and I have lessons.
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Delfina, You sound like a great mother! Two thumbs up to you.
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post #26 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 01:58 PM
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These are animals not "possessions"... you sound like you are throwing a fit...feel lucky that your parents allow you to have one and be thankful for that. Work with what you got...getting another horse isn't going to improve the one you have...it is going to take away from it in many ways. Why isn't your horse ready yet? If you don't have the time to work with that one, when you get a new one the old one will just be forgotten. Sell it and get the one you want and start thinking about them as more than a "possession" they are a responsibility...something you need to learn about BEFORE you ever have a single horse.
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post #27 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 02:02 PM
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alllllll i have to say is that sounds ridiculiously selfish. MAYBE it's just the fact that i'm working for the horse i have. "i want another horse daddy, it's not fair all the other girls have another horse." maybe you need to be a little more thankful for the one you have..

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post #28 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 02:05 PM
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OK you were warned:
This may fall on deaf ears since precious SJ girl seems to have fallen off the radar, not surprising since many of the posts were not comforting ‘oh you poor thing, Daddy won’t buy you another horse’ responses, as was probably expected.
I have a real problem with kids that expect everything from the parents, particularly when it comes to horses. If you have two arms and two legs (a fair assumption if you can ride horses) then you are able to work and pay your way. When and where do kids learn the concept of personal responsibility? Horses are an expensive and time consuming hobby but also the most rewarding hobby imaginable - well worth working for. Being at school is no excuse for not having a job, that is how you learn good time management and how to prioritize your daily activities, both of which are skills that will stand you in good stead later in life. If you really want a horse, be prepared to TAKE RESPONSIBILITY for it. Even if you can only pay part of the upkeep of the horse, what is wrong with helping your parents out with the bills if you happen to be lucky enough to have parents that are willing to give you financial assistance? Or what about working off your board by cleaning stalls or feeding? Might not be glamorous but if you really want another horse I am sure you would be prepared to do it. If you aren’t prepared to work for it, how much does another horse really mean to you?
Bottom line: YOUR horse YOUR responsibility so don’t sit around and complain when you can’t get exactly what you want, things won’t be handed to you on a silver platter for the rest of your life so you need to get out there and make things happen on your own.

All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.
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^^He he the font looks funny cos I wrote it in Word and pasted it in here as I am writing two papers for college in between browsing HF

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post #30 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 02:10 PM
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sarahver ... so impressed by your response. this girls post really, really ****ed me off. like i wanted to just say stfu and open your eyes. you have a horse, make the best of it. if you dont have the time to make this horse into a solid pony club member, what makes you think you can take on another..

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