Just been reading the article 'how do i persuade my parents to buy me a horse?'
Just been thinking there are so many options out there, not just buying your own! Maybe people who cannot afford to buy or are not allowed to buy could research loans (I mean loaning a horse)? These range from full loan, part loan, loan with a view to buy, sharing of the horse with small contribution, free riding in return for help around the yard....there are so many options to suit owners and riders alike!
Iv had my horse for years, but my mum got her first horse on loan at 42!! We have gone from full livery to having my horse, her horse and a horse that got left with us on our own land! But Iv recently moved so have had to leave my horse with my mum- heartbreaking but hes happy and I will be able to afford him soon!
Horses take so much time that some owners need extra help (like my mum) so I just wanted to make people aware that there are so many different options other than owning your own horse. Some people may even be so glad of the help around the yard that riding is free! Also if you're circumstances change loans are obviously less of a commitment if you need to change quickly than owning a horse. Or they are useful for a trial period. So many options to suit all involved!
Anyone who is looking for a horse, don't give up hope just research your options! Have a look at some websites....It usually takes years to actually be able to own your own horse!