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post #11 of 17 Old 09-10-2010, 03:27 PM
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I believe it sure helps to have a horsey family. I grew up with horses and so have my children. My husband has only been riding a few years but he is slowly getting there :)
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post #12 of 17 Old 09-10-2010, 04:28 PM
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I didn't get my first horse until I was 16 I think? I paid for him myself. My advice is read books, fictional and non-fictional, watch all the movies, and if you can talk your parents into it... take the lessons. There isn't anything else you can do except keep your grades up and hope they change their minds!

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post #13 of 17 Old 09-10-2010, 04:30 PM
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I agree with everyone. I know it's not at all what you want to hear right now, but it's something that needs to be heard. If your serious then find a job working with horses, or find a place to take lessons, or someone willing to trade your hard work for some more hard work of learning about how to properly handle, care and ride horses. Check out all the stables near you and see who has something to offer you. If you show your parents that your willing to work hard for what you want then they'll be more inclined to help you get what you want. I'm not saying it will happen right away, but it could help them see that your ready. And when you are ready for horse ownership offer to help with the finacial responsibilities as much as you can.

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What Lone said.
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post #14 of 17 Old 09-12-2010, 06:09 AM
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Everyone has given you great advice! My pony I have now came with the house when I was younger. It was awesome to me; I have a pony to ride, and groom and feed treats to. It is very fun.. But like mentioned before, not the most appealing thing when you are sick or miss out on holidays. Horses take alot of blood, sweat and tears, not to mention time and money.

Like others have said, try to take lesson, help out around stables and read, read, read! Learn as much as you can!
Good luck for the future!

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post #15 of 17 Old 09-12-2010, 09:24 AM
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If you cant have your own maybe try finding a good stable to ride at?
I only got my boy last year and i am very lucky that my family know the owners of land behind our house other wise i wouldn't of got him. Before i got him i used to have lessons once a week and i used to try get my cousin let me ride hers.
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post #16 of 17 Old 09-12-2010, 11:08 AM
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Try leaseing
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post #17 of 17 Old 09-12-2010, 11:29 AM
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I agree with what everyone said. Luckily my mom loves horses to, and we board, so we have to pay, but we can go on holidays and stuff.
I just want to add (because I'm a teenager too) that they take up a lot of time, and your friends might be begging you to come hangout and your friends are always hanging out while you are with your horse. I Know, it is worth it, but there are things you will have to miss that none of your other friends are missing, which sucks sometimes, but it's just another thing to owning a horse.
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