Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: Oregon, PDX Area
• Horses: 0
When Dad says "No!"
Basically I've wanted a horse ever since I started lessons, and Dad keeps saying no without listening to me. What do I do? Nothing?
But first of all before I get into this, I'd just like to say my family is actually quite well-off, especially money, time, and social wise. My Dad is an adoption attorney who gets 300 bucks an hour, every time his client calls. While I won't specify really how much he gets, or how much we have, I'll make it ubundantly clear that we have enough money to easily take care of a horse. I have enough money from selling art and items and babysitting, to contribute a lot.
I am super thankful for what i do get, though. The thing is, we do a ton of offroading and quads and dine buggys. We own a quad for each family member, and thats nice. We also go camping every two weeks in the summer in our motorhome, too. But the thing is, I don't really enjoy it all that much. I'd rather ride horses, and it's one of the things that's preventing me from getting/renting/sponsoring one. We go camping so much, there's no way we could own a horse at this point.
Dad also said we could get a horse if we worked at a stable for a year. Well I have. And he still says no.
He always says to make a list of pros and cons, and make a appeal, and I've made quite a few, ten page, detailed spreadsheets and lists. But he ignores all those, too. I'll come up to him while he's watching the tv, or were eating dinner, and say, "Can we discuss horse's now?"
And he'll go into "no no nooooo" mode.
We have the money. We live on a horse zoned property. I have the experience. I have the knowledge. We have the mentors. I have the dedication. I'm old enough to stay home alone.
How do I convince him to divert my camping time, into horse time? How do I convince him to even listen to my points? Horse's are so beneficial, and I can't even get him to tell me WHY I can't even start leasing or renting a horse.
So what do i do, and how??
A dog may be man's best friend,
but the horse wrote history.