I feel somewhat privileged!! I still live at home in my last year of high school.. I've never bought a horse or major horse equipment.. I dont have a job, but mum puts $30 into my account every week for me to spend on whatever i want.. Mum and dad pay for feed,, equipment,, horses,, vet bills,, farrier,, worming etc. Birthdays i usually get things like ipods, phones, special horse things (like a new bridle or show attire of some description) and clothes and stuff.. If i ever needed/badly wanted something, i got it within a week.. Mum and i are both suckers for quality.. I couldn't imagine buying EVERYTHING myself!! poor horses would be taken off me!! haha.. Next year when im not doing VCE i'll probably chip in a lot more and get a job..