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post #51 of 60 Old 07-02-2015, 12:32 AM
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I was 20 years old when I purchased my mare. After years and years of wanting one.....
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post #52 of 60 Old 07-02-2015, 09:14 AM
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I was 12 the first time. I was 58 when I bought my current mare. After a 40 year break, it feels like the first time all over again.
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post #53 of 60 Old 07-02-2015, 10:36 AM
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post #54 of 60 Old 07-02-2015, 11:14 PM
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I got a pony at 7 years old as a bribe to stop sucking my thumb. Of course I did. I only had her for 8 months then we moved and sold her. I then bought a Chincoteague pony foal at age 11 with my savings. A very stupid thing for my parents to have allowed me to do as it was also allowed to stay a stallion.
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post #55 of 60 Old 07-03-2015, 09:50 AM
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18, I was living out of home and had to pay for everything. My parents didn't know for 4 months lol
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Haha same. I was 18 and still living with my parents when they finally confronted me after a few months thinking I was sneaking out of the house doing well...naughty activities. They were pretty relieved when they discovered I was leaving the house everyday because I had bought a horse.
I kept my horse hidden from my parents for over three years. I was living away from home, but in the same town. I also have their nosy friends on my Facebook who report my every move to them, however I managed to keep any mention of my horse off of my Facebook, as well. Ultimately, my sister was my undoing and told my parents about my horse...after I had specifically asked her not to.
My parents aren't horsey people and don't support it at all but they are nice about it like they ask how he is, what I have been doing with him, will I be competing soon and has anything changed. I am the only horse person in my entire family.
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post #56 of 60 Old 07-03-2015, 07:14 PM
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post #57 of 60 Old 07-08-2015, 12:44 PM
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I'm still waiting for the big day. Leasing it my only alternative right now at 22 years young. I'm also still waiting for my Hogwarts letter...


She wears short skirts, I wear tall boots,
She's cheer captain and I'm jumping oxers.
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post #58 of 60 Old 07-08-2015, 04:26 PM
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Leased from 14-18, then took a break as I was in college with rides here and there. Then my now husband bought me my filly just before my 24th birthday. He HATED horses, but knew I loved them and had fallen for this mare who I'd only seen online. We got lucky with a nice little mare who is technically the family horse (my two year old son points to her and says "my Izzie").
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post #59 of 60 Old 07-08-2015, 04:40 PM
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My daughter was 8 and I was mid-30's when we purchased our first horse. I bought her that horse with the knowledge that it was 100% my responsibility to ensure the horse is cared for. If/when my daughter goes to college, I'm prepared to continue caring for her horse until such time as she chooses to sell or gets a place of her own.
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post #60 of 60 Old 07-08-2015, 04:50 PM
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I got mine for my 16th birthday this year! I had been leasing for a four years and my parents bought me my own :)
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