I have told my friends that when I start to complain about my parents (ok, my mom) they should tell me to shut up b/c even if they had never done anything else for me (and they did a LOT for me, and still do), they gave me a pony & sent me to horse camp.
my dad bought my old mare for me cause he finally realized a month after my birthday he forgot to get me anything So he went and got me a $600 green 5 year old quarter horse mare, awesome dad! i will say it taught me alot and got me through alot. I learned to work my tail off to afford lessons/board and of course to pay my way to shows. Yes all kids need a pony or a horse that will teach them alot about growing up but also having fun!
Oh man, I am such a sap! That video made me cry. Those girls playing with the ponies, taking them everywhere! And that spotted one....heart horse there. Years from now she will love this vid. (and cry her eyes out)