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post #31 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 01:14 PM
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Horses are FAR FAR FAR beyond a "need" they are toatlly a want. A VERY VERY VERY expensive "want"... I pitty this poor girls parents. This is so bad to say...but there are certain people I would pay good money to see get thrown about 40 feet from a horse and land very hard smack dab on their bottoms...a little equine attitude knock some of the selfishness out of them.
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post #32 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by countmystrides View Post
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..
He he, that was only half of what I was really thinking, the other half would have probably got me kicked off HF forever!

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post #33 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 01:34 PM
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She SHOULD be 'able/allowed' to get a second horse....

... When she's out of her parents horse and all of her expenses are paid on her own. then it's truly her money and her life and she should be able to make life decisions on her own. She'll also learn the exact value of a dollar, and how fast money disappears when you're paying bills and responsible for your own money.
Till then, suck it up, buttercup, and realize that owning a horse is a luxury. Feel blessed that your parents allow you to have a horse at all; you might want to consider giving them a big hug and a sincere "thank you" tonight.
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post #34 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 02:33 PM
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While I was one of the lucky kids... I have had a horse since before I could walk. And when I got old enough to ride a top notch horse... my mom made payments to buy him for me. But he was an unbroke 2 yr old, who I spent years getting him to where he is. But I never took it for granted or wanted a different horse.
I took care of all the horse responsibilities. Not just for my horse, but my moms and helped my little sister as well. My mom handled the financial end until I was 18. Then I took ever. I never EXPECTED it... she just did (partially because i think she was guilty about working all the time to feed the horses and us... since my dad was/is a drunk.. lol). So I have always worked for my horse. When I was 19 my filly was given to me, and I leased a mare to get a baby, and he was born. Then I had a mini given to me.
Now im 22, work a full time job, Train on the side (usually have 2 horses in a month), and ride all mine everyday. That means I dont have time to go party, or to the movies, or out to dinner... like the rest of my friends. But its what I LOVE. Every weekend... you'll find me at a cutting, sorting, penning or barrel show.

** Sorry for the Novel.

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post #35 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 04:29 PM
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Like everyone else said, you don't need anything. Just want. While I'm lucky and probably considered spoiled by some, I have 3 horses; 2 very nice barrel horses and 1 colt to train. But I don't take them for granted, my mom pays for them but I work around the barn to help her out whenever I'm asked. And whenever I've had a horse before that wasn't what I needed to be at the level I wanted to be at, I sold it and bought the horse I needed for that level. I sold 2 horses to buy my gelding. Also I didn't used to have more than one horse, I've had my mare since she was a 2 yr old and after my mom sold her old mare and we only had my mare as a 4 yr old then and my mom's yearling, I only had a colt to ride. I wasn't winning, she'd embaress me, but I still wouldn't sell her or want something else for anything. She was mine and we worked through it all, now she's 9 yrs old and the best horse I could ask for. She's no where near perfect, I can't do everything I want with her but I still love her
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post #36 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 04:42 PM
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While I've enjoyed the rants in this thread, I do believe y'all have run off the OP.

Which means we're just beating a dead horse at this point.

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post #37 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 04:46 PM
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Love the picture, SR!

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post #38 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 04:48 PM
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What sort of responses did you expect to get? "Poor darling, your mean old dad won't buy you a second horse!" ? People have given you great opinions, maybe you should listen.

I want a second horse too. That doesn't mean I'm going to whine and complain to my parents or complain about how unfair they are on an internet forum when they won't get me one. I posted a thread a while back about this (though quite a bit less selfish and immature), and I remember one of the posters said "There's a huge difference between asking for and expecting [another horse]". You'd do well to pay attention to this.

How do you think your dad feels? He bought you a horse, probably because (if he's anything like my dad) he wants you to be happy and wants to see you enjoy your horse and ride it and have fun. Your dad pays for everything on your horse, right? Horses are expensive-and after he pays all this money and makes all these sacrifices, you go up to him and say that the horse you have isn't good enough and you want a second one. Your dad has every reason to say no-in fact, I'd be absolutely shocked if he did agree after you took that attitude. It sounds like your dad's a lot like mine. My dad will do practically anything for me (within a reasonable range) if he knows it's going to make me happy. The difference between you and me is that I don't take advantage of that, and I feel guilty when I ask him for something really big/expensive-I don't whine and throw a tantrum when he refuses.

What would a new horse do that Spider can't? So what Spider's not good at Pony Club-the way you make a good horse is by riding it and working with it. The more places you take your horse, the better he'll get. If you don't like that, then sell the horse you have now and get one you're happy with. And if you're really desperate for a second, then save up money, get a job, spend time with your current horse and just generally show your dad that you deserve a second horse-because right now it sounds like you definitely don't.

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post #39 of 54 Old 09-22-2010, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by barrelracer892 View Post
Love the picture, SR!
Thanks, Barrel. Amazing what one can find on Google!
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer View Post
Thanks, Barrel. Amazing what one can find on Google!
What would we do without Google?

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