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post #1 of 13 Old 10-29-2009, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Who's parents are like mine??

so my dads always like "you should sell cutter" " and i dont like him"
yet, dads always building new stuff for cutter, like repairing his paddock fences, building mounting blocks, building new jumps, saddle stands, and so on. he helps me pickout new tack to buy and when i cant make it to the barn to feed willingly offers to feed and turn out cutter for me. my dad and my mom even offer most saturday mornings to feed and turn out cutter and jesse (jesse is cutters stable buddy). and right now (thursday night) dads even watching a special on PBS about wild horses!

so this threads about peoples parents who pretend to dislike their horses but odviously like them very much. who else has parents like mine??
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post #2 of 13 Old 10-29-2009, 09:43 PM
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I sure do. They allways complain about them and flip out when I say "awww Dusty is asleep" and they are like "is he ok? do we need a vet?" Honestly..they allways tell me I need to sell someone. If I say "Rebel was being a butt today" they are all like "well I guess we need to sell him". But they love spending time with them! They seem to like to ride and feeding them. I guess parents don't understand the hearts of horse crazy kids:P
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post #3 of 13 Old 10-29-2009, 10:05 PM
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My dad likes to joke about sending our horses to the glue factory >[
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post #4 of 13 Old 10-29-2009, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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gogirl46 my dad says the same exact thing!! hes always like, im sure the glue factory would like a horse like cutter, or ( i work at a petstore) he'll come in to buy catfood and jokingly ask the other cashier if we sell big animals to eat my horse for him. or other jokingly ways to get rid of cutter. but dad odviously loves cutter, cutters even the background on his cell phone! haha
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post #5 of 13 Old 10-29-2009, 11:16 PM
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ugh, i WISH my parents were kidding.....they aren't even horse people, and they tell me I need to sell him.

For instance I took my mother/seven year old cousin out to the barn so she could meet Ice....it was during dinner time, and so he hates leaving his stall in the first place. On top of that, he had been moved to a different stall on the right side of the barn, so that when he faced forward I was on his right side, and he hates when I put a halter on him from the right. So, he gets his usual attitude as I'm standing in the doorway, pinning his ears, baring his teeth that whole nine yards, and I'm throwing my hands up telling him he needs to back up (which he does...) and let me come in....well my mother and cousin didn't like this, my mother had this high-pitched worried tone and was nagging me "sam just leave him alone....we can come back later....WHY are you doing that? ohmigod you're scaring me..." they were stressed out, the nagging was stressing me out, I ended up with stress tears and it took me TWENTY MINUTES to put the **** halter on my horse. He got a little attitude with me out of the stall, so I started backing him up, etc., etc. which my mother thought was so unneccessary, and then at the end of it all they decided to leave.

After they turned the corner and disappeared out of sight, guess what? he was fine. Sorry for the mini-rant, lol, but I've been getting crap ever since then about how Ice is a "financial black hole" and "just a mean horse" and how I need to find a new one.
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post #6 of 13 Old 10-30-2009, 12:40 AM
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Awww... don't listen to your parents! He's a horse, and if they aren't horse people they won't understand.

I am fortunate enough to have a mommy who has loved horses since she first saw one and has had them since she was 11. My dad however says they eat money and get hurt ALL THE TIME and are a HUGE pain to take care of, but since I don't live with either of them now, the only person I answer to about Bali is me!

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post #7 of 13 Old 10-30-2009, 08:17 AM
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Originally Posted by gogirl46 View Post
My dad likes to joke about sending our horses to the glue factory >[
Mine does to, dad buys some cows to eat and Chinga's nickname is cash cow and his brand number is 40, so dads not allowed to cook 40. Tonight he did and I ate it (forgetting to ask the number like usual) and after I'd eatten it dad announced it was 40.

Dad loves that horse way to much and so does mum, his their baby but they know his mine

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post #8 of 13 Old 10-30-2009, 10:31 AM
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My mom loves horses. She and my dad bought her first horse right after they got married. My dad however calls them things like "alpo", "hayburners", and "dog food".

He does really like them though, he would just never admit it.
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post #9 of 13 Old 10-30-2009, 10:50 AM
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Your parents are just teasing y'all. When I told my mother last year I was getting a horse again, finally after NOT having one for 26 years, she said "haven't you outgrown that yet?" LOL She patiently listens to me ramble on and on about Red and Sarge. She went with us the first time we saw Red and went with me to pay for Sarge. She has absolutely zero interest in horses though. She thinks they are pretty but that is it.

My husband teases me about the horses all the time - saying Red is a sissy and a wus....Red isn't a sissy but he is a pampered and high maintenance horse all the same. He tells me sometimes he is going to sell Sarge and get something else maybe that does xyz. Yeah...right...over my dead body.

Justsambam08 - I can understand your mom being scared of the horses baring teeth and laying back ears. If she isn't a horse person that would be very alarming especially with a child. Cut her some slack...she is probably afraid something will happen to you - and just remember - as much as we love our horses it isn't what a parent feels for their child. This I know....I adore my four legged boys with all my heart. But just the thought of something happening to one of my children (almost 26, 22 an 19) or my 5 year old grandson makes my blood run cold. People get over losing a horse - they don't get over losing a child so cut mom some slack...she loves you!
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post #10 of 13 Old 10-30-2009, 01:17 PM
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i am the first person in my family to make their horse dream a reality. i'm 36 and my dad bought me my first horse this summer just like he promised me when i was a little girl. he loves getting out paul's pictures during family picnics and bragging about his new grandson. both my parents love getting pics of paul via email and try to get out to the barn as much as possible to ride with me. the husband is getting use to the idea of my having to sacrifice time with him to spend at the barn and my in laws just don't understand at all. my mother in law sticks her nose up when i talk about paul. she thinks i'm going to put my husband and i in the poor house because of expenses. really gets on my last nerve.

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