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post #81 of 96 Old 12-26-2010, 10:22 PM
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You can do something with it if you are hard working and dilligent with it I have 2 friends who got their Equine Management Degree's from Michigan State University - and one runs and manages her own barn, and the other is running a barn for a 3* Eventer in Kentucky, making great money and having a blast.

My Parents are the same though, my Dad never supported my Horsey Passion at all. He was born and raised on a very large Cattle Farm, that his Father was born on and his Father and so on and so on. He was raised to work from Dawn to Dusk and if you are not bringing money and food to the table, you are worthless - so that's what I grew up with. He felt horses were a waste of time, and felt that if I got hurt on a horse, I wont beable to work.

So I did it all on my own, and I am very thankful for that - because I grew up understanding the importancies of hard work and earing what I wanted, on my own. I too, "hated" my Parents for not supporting my horse passions, and grew up surrounded by Peers who's parents bought them everything, from expensive TB's, to expensive tack and paying for all their shows and comps, hauling them everywhere and always being there for them - I greatly envied them, very much so.

But now, I look back and I realize my Parents gave me great gifts by not supporting my Horse Hobby - because I greatly appreciate all that I have achieved and all that I worked for, on my own So view it as a blessing, a stepping stone, a life lesson that your parents are giving you. You'll be all the better for it!
That is true. I probably wouldn't have spent 2 hours mucking a weeks worth of manure from somebody elses horses in their run in shed today if I got everything I wanted. Oh well, I'll have my own stable full of horses someday with my own horses' manure to clean up.

CONGRATULATIONS Brighteyes!!! Baby Girl is so gorgeous; and so is that saddle blanket!!!
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post #82 of 96 Old 12-26-2010, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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I am extremely fortunate to get a horse at my age. Most people have had to wait so much longer... I'm really, really grateful for her, and to my parents and grandparents for paying for her, and especially to my dad for paying board. I work at the barn where she is kept, so I'm going to tell the BO not to pay me directly, but to subtract what I could have made at the end of the month from my board. I'm going to be broke for the rest of highschool.

Thanks again for the congratulations and the compliments towards Baby Girl (and my blanket!). I've never owned a pretty animal, so it makes me proud.
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post #83 of 96 Old 12-26-2010, 11:41 PM
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She is beautiful!

You are very lucky! I literally went out behind my father's bacck with my mom and bought my first horse. (not reccomended) I wanted one so bad and my instructor wanted me to get one as well so I said skrew it and just did it lol.

I wished for a horse for 10 years of my life. I got my first horse when I was 15 years old.

What do you want to do with Baby Girl?

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post #84 of 96 Old 12-26-2010, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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That's how I got my first horse, Lola! My mom, my sister-in-law, and I all went to the horse sale "just to look" and bought her. We didn't tell my dad about her for two weeks. I found out why it's not recommended!


I'm going to do distance riding. For the first year or two, we'll stick with competitive trail, to see how she likes distance and for conditioning and experience. After that, we may start 50 mile endurance runs. If all goes well, it's all up from there!

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post #85 of 96 Old 12-26-2010, 11:53 PM
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That's how I got my first horse, Lola! My mom, my sister-in-law, and I all went to the horse sale "just to look" and bought her. We didn't tell my dad about her for two weeks. I found out why it's not recommended!


I'm going to do distance riding. For the first year or two, we'll stick with competitive trail, to see how she likes distance and for conditioning and experience. After that, we may start 50 mile endurance runs. If all goes well, it's all up from there!
hahahahaa,you quoted me,hahaha!

So I thought baby girl was your first horse?
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post #86 of 96 Old 12-27-2010, 12:00 AM Thread Starter
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Ha ha! I told you it was siggie worthy!


She's my first rideable, good horse. My family rescued Lola, my real first horse, from an auction with the help of my horsie sister-in-law. I was about 12 and honestly hardly remember. I didn't keep her for long and she went to a new home with a women who wanted one to brush and love on.
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post #87 of 96 Old 12-27-2010, 12:12 AM
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well I'm glad I am siggie worthy with what I say! I feel loved.

Awww,well I am glad that you have a horse that you can love on and ride. I was so excited for you and I hope you continue to update us on you and her. We need more pictures,btw.
Do you get to see her every day?
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post #88 of 96 Old 12-27-2010, 12:21 AM
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Since Im to lazy to see if you answered this question already... how old is she?

She would be a fun endurance horse I bet! I also love the look she was giving you in the second picture.

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Yep! She only lives five minutes from my house. I get to go out there every day, even if it's only for a few minutes. The weather has been terrible, so I haven't gotten to ride her since she's been officially mine. However, I have gone out there every day, put her halter on, given her treats, checked to make sure her blanket isn't rubbing, and kept an eye on those leg scratches.

It's suppose to be windy tomarrow, but I may ride. She really needs the exercise. Maybe just a trail ride with some of my barn friends...


She's four, almost five. Her birthday is in March.
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post #90 of 96 Old 12-27-2010, 12:24 AM
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be careful if it's windy..my horse likes to spook at the tree branches and I fell off. My horse and many others act odd if it's windy.
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