Re: I just accoplished my dream...for nothing
i was in a sort of similar situation last winter ! i'm 14, and ive been riding for about 8 years, and every birthday wish i can remember has been 'a pony of my own' lol. but mum and dad, whilst they say theyd love to be able to get me a pony, just cant afford it, and i was getting really upset because the riding school i was at wasnt able to give me what i wanted [higher jumps, faster ponys, xc, shows etc lol]. i also rode friends horses, and i know a lady who rescues horses, so i spent a lot of time with hers, which was SO rewarding, but just made me more frustrated at my situation. i ended up quitting my lessons, but then 'a miracle happened' ! lol. in the form of two awful ponys that i now share on loan with my best friend. theyre horrible, they bite kick bolt . . . and i love them, theyre the best thing that ever happened to me. i have actually started lessons again, and its so much better now. im also getting a job now, saving up for my own after uni.
just keep trying, word of mouths brilliant if you can get horsy friends to tell their friends that you're willing to work for rides or something. good luck, you're last post about 'i'm not going to make it to the top, win a gold medal at the olypics, spend 500 grand on a show jumping horse' is something i had to accept recently aswell, but you can always dream ! [i do anyway ;)]
good luck, let us know how you get on ! xxx