Okay, So I'm in middle school and I have been riding for about 5 years and I want to buy a horse but my mom says it's "too expensive". So then I found out about leasing a horse and my mom said she "didn't think it was needed". So I ride english and I've been off and on a bit with horseback riding. I have never been in a show but I want to. Anyways, I was wondering what I should do to convince my mom to either let me buy or lease a horse? Also, which is better for me?
I completely understand the situation you are in now. Looking at the circumstances, it would be better if you leased a horse instead of buying one. I know you have heard this from a ton of people, but owning a horse is expensive! I would suggest leasing because it is cheaper. Also, I always think it is a good idea because it shows you how owning a horse would be like, and if you ended up not liking it, then you could just brake the lease. However if you found this out with a horse you bought, you would have to go through a lot to sell it. That is also something I hate to see, people buying a horse and realizing they don't like to take care of it or don't have the time or money. I definitely would suggest leasing a horse before buying! Here are some tips to show your parents you are responsible enough to lease a horse.
1) Do lots of chores at home and keep the house clean
2) Be responsible about doing school work and don't fall behind
3) Try to see if there is a job you could do to make some money and help your parents pay for the lease. (ex. Dog Walking, Lawn Mowing, etc...)
3) Make a PowerPoint or an IMovie to show them how much leasing a horse means to you.
Hope these helped! Good luck!