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.
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.
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").
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. Posted via Mobile Device