I want a horse! Any advice?

by Freya
(Cambridge)

I have been horse crazy ever since I knew about horses. I've looked after a few horses before but my parents still don't think that's enough to get my own!

How can I convince my parents that it's not a waste of money and that I wont get fed up looking after it! Please help I need some advice!!

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Jul 31, 2012
Work for it
by: Anonymous

If money is your main concern then try and get a job. Depending how old you are you could go out and babysit or work at a restaurant or store. It does take awhile but I eventually earned enough. Also take lessons so when you get a horse you will know how to properly care for a horse, plus this will show your parents that you are committed and just genuinely enjoy being around horses. Lastly I would recommend doing a lot of work around the house, because parents generally appreciate that. My mom does not like horses at all and when I just bought mine she was upset because the house was never clean and my room was a mess. Quickly I realized that she is a lot more supportive of my dreams when I keep the house clean and i'm nice to her.

I hope this helps and I hope that you can find the horse of your dreams!!!

Dec 19, 2011
TRY this!
by: HORSES ARE AWSOME!!!!

tell them you will spend all your pocket money and extra time with him/her and you will take very good care of it.

Dec 18, 2011
Take Baby Steps
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I'm not sure how long ago you posted this, but I thought I'd put in my two cents, anyway, haha.

Horses are a huge responsibility, so I'd recommend taking lessons (if you aren't already) to increase your horse knowledge. The more experience you have, the more prepared you'll be to take on a horse.

Next, I'd recommend leasing a horse, which is basically like renting one. It gives you a chance to see if you really want a horse without actually owning it. I leased my horse for a year and a half before I bought him.

This is also a good time to start buying brushes and tack. That way once you buy your horse, you'll already have everything you need.

A lot of people rush into buying horses and end up with one they don't really like or aren't prepared to handle. Make sure you really click with the horse you decide to buy. If the horse doesn't work out, there are plenty more out there.

I hope that helps!

Dec 15, 2011
sorry
by: Anonymous

I'm really sorry I can't help you , but my Dad thought I was the same way, but now he's starting to realize I really love horses and I'm willing to take care of them, not only for the pleasure of having them, but also, i personally love taking care of them, and I can't get enough of them.
Haha There is my little speech for today.

Oct 16, 2011
Be Positive!
by: Anonymous

Horses are a BIG responsibility! So be organized in your regular life too-get good grades, keep your room clean, help out- and if your parents see they can trust you with little things, they will see they can trust you with BIG things too!

(PS it helps to know WHY you want a horse, other than "they're pretty", i.e. They love you back and are lifelong friends. Good Luck!)

Oct 15, 2011
Don't fret!
by: kaitie

I now have a hanoverian x tb so I know that even though it did take a little bit it works well. What I did was I made a goal for myself in the horse world with a horse career. I had told myself and my parents that I wanted to be an olympic gold medalist three day eventing with horses. Then I started horse lessons and made very drastic improvement. Not many people could believe how fast I had progressed with riding. I was already jumping after only 6 months of riding. Then, about a year after I started riding we moved barns and that is where I got my little hanoverian mare. Since my dad knew my goals and saw how great her bloodlines were he bought her for me. Yes, it was expensive but what horse isn't that is good for riding and will take you somewhere? So just come up with some goal for the equestrian world that you really want to do and let your parents know and they will get you a horse! Anything for their precious child who actually has a goal in life to obtain!

Oct 01, 2011
Advice
by: Lauren

Yes. A lot of parents are that way. Horses are very expensive and lots of work. Keep trying. Give them a speech about how much you want one and how you will look after it and it will be worth it. Hope this helps.

Sep 29, 2011
lease a horse
by: Anonymous

try your best every day, help them every time they need it. show them you can work....hard and DON'T cry or anything...it just makes them mad.
and also save every bit of your money and make your own "horse fund" they will see how bad you want one and you just might find you self with a pretty pony or horse!!

I hope this helps!!

Sep 29, 2011
we're in the same boat
by: PERSON

Set up a deal with them. For example, I'm really sloppy, so my mom told me that if I keep my room clean for a year, (as well as still taking good care of my other pets and helping her with our goats and keeping up with school, but those are obvious,) then she'll get me a horse. All I did was say I wanted a horse, which, of course, she knew, as I've wanted one ever since our pony died ten years ago, and she presented the idea to me.
(I think that she thinks it's impossible for me to do that.);)

Sep 27, 2011
tell them a horse is your dream
by: from the last comment

tell them a horse is your dream and it's stupid if they think you won't take care of it, also if you find the perfect pony then maybe the owner will let you keep it for a week to see if it's good for you that it'll also be a good time to prove to your parents to not get fed up from lucinda the owner of bella of the grass.

Sep 27, 2011
also
by: from the last comment

also maybe if you find one that is actually perfect then i bet your parents will be impressed you found it and maybe let you have it! also if you go to a riding school see if they have a pony for sale if it's one that beginners ride then maybe you should tell your parents about it and how it's for sale.

Sep 27, 2011
i know!
by: Anonymous

prove to them how much you love them! or something similar they will have to let you have one then and be a drama queen like cry if they say a defiant no! hope this helped!

p.s i tried this and look at me i have a purebred pony!.

Sep 26, 2011
Here
by: horsecrazy#1

Right when you get home, start doing your chores and homework right away. then say you're bored and do that for a couple of days, weeks or months then say Mom/Dad what else is there to do? Why can't we get a horse because I'll just be bugging you about nothing to do after every thing's done. Hope this helps!

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