I was the only one, too! Once my Aunt moved away (and took her horses with her) the arguments started brewing.. And really never stopped! Don't let it come between you and your parents.. I know that sounds hard, but it came between me and my mom and we've really argued ever since. Just remember that horses ARE really expensive and cause injuries, but to those who love horses it's worth it. To those who don't it makes no sense.. Maybe start out by asking why they are so hesitant about you getting a horse. My mom said no because she was afraid of them.. My dad said no because he thought they were too expensive..
Ive asked them, and they something along these lines...
" Its not that i dont want you to have a horse.. its just a lot of money"
" When woulod you have time"
" it will distract you from school"
and on and on..
none of those are true, well the first one is true , but id help pay, honostly i would i already have a part of it saved.. and they both have good jobs and my sister does lacrosse and is starting gymnastics and snowboarding, which are expensive sports, expecially when they get into competitions. Then all i do is run.. on foot, and its the most boring sport ive ever done
Okay quote two- I have a bunch of time! in the sumemr i could like sleep at the barn every night and ride all day i have so much time! while my parents are working im at home with my 10 year old and her babysitter.. My sister and her babysitter go dumb places.. like putt putt golfing or to a G movie, so i decide to sit at home, but if i had a horse my sisters babysitter could just take me to the barn! During school.. I really dont have much homework except for studing and the home work and studying i could do at the barn before i ride, I only have cross country in the fall.. Which goes until 4:30 after school and i would STILL have plenty of time to go to the barn, the meets may cut my riding days down a little but it would only be for a month or two.
Okay.. quote three- It would not distract me from school, When i rode reguarlly in 3rd- 5th grade my grades went up.. My grades are alreadyy good and theresz no way with a horse they could go anything but up.. Ive also offered for me to get a job but no again it would distract me from school, so i think thats there biggest concern...
I guess ill just stopp talking horses to them.. well at least less frequently, but i have to keep bugging my mom this week because she said i could get new riding boots when we were at south dakota this week (: and so far im bootsless
So thanks everyone!