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    Hi guys I am getting a new jumper for
    Christmas. Hopefully one that I can take to West Palm with me next month for the Junior Jumpers. I want more than one and think for the amount of money my parents should buy me two new ones instead of one?
    I know it sounds bratty but I am a really good rider and a few hundred thou is totally acceptable to make me a good rider,,so I can't buy their "well you have school" issue so split it and buy me two!!!

    Anyway anyone else have to deal with this and only 3 years left in the JR's
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    Hi guys I am getting a new jumper for
    Christmas. Hopefully one that I can take to West Palm with me next month for the Junior Jumpers. I want more than one and think for the amount of money my parents should buy me two new ones instead of one?
    I know it sounds bratty but I am a really good rider and a few hundred thou is totally acceptable to make me a good rider,,so I can't buy their "well you have school" issue so split it and buy me two!!!

    Anyway anyone else have to deal with this and only 3 years left in the JR's

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    • #3
      I have no idea what to say to that situation since I am quite far removed from it, but if there are any dollars left over, can I possibly have it? I don't even have enough $$ to buy carrots right now. I didn't have any treats to feed Riley, so I had to take a handful of mints from Denny's. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif[/img]

      Honestly, if you could afford to spend that amount on horses and the upkeep on them, couldn't you get a private tutor? Then you could technically do both-school and horses. I am sure there are a lot of kids that have tutors at the big winter shows, so maybe there is a mini-school going on or something.

      Good luck with your predicament...

      TS Clique*Chestnut TB Jumper Clique*GPA Clique*Do It Yourself Clique

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      • #4
        Why don't you buy like, 10 $10,000 horses? And give 8 to me. You can still have your 2! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

        but if you shop for horses in my price range, $700 and under, you could buy a WHOLE bunch!!

        I think you should muck stalls and earn money and buy your own ponies, instead of letting mommy and daddy pay for everything, but thats just my opinion!

        [This message was edited by daisy on Nov. 27, 2002 at 07:28 AM.]

        [This message was edited by daisy on Nov. 27, 2002 at 10:29 AM.]
        *yeah I\'m sure they\'re grey. just scrape the mud off!*

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        • #5
          If you are worried about school there is a private school in west palm that I'm going to and I can give you info on the lady if you want. You need to make whatever plans SOON because A LOT of people go there and things might be full by the time you try to make arrangements.
          If you parents don't want you being tutored you should tell them that most kids after being tutored go back to their school ahead of the rest of their grade.

          ~BenRidin
          ~BenRidin

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          • #6
            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BenRidin:
            If you are worried about school there is a private school in west palm that I'm going to and I can give you info on the lady if you want. You need to make whatever plans SOON because A LOT of people go there and things might be full by the time you try to make arrangements.
            <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

            What school is this? I go to a private school in WPB (The King's Academy.) You can see my school here

            [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img] Amanda [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

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            • #7
              I think people should be thankful for what they have. But that's just my opinion.

              A few hundred thou translates to a half million when you consider that your EXTREMELY nice parents will have to make that much to pay the tax on their money and buy you two horses.

              Why did I even bother posting? [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

              "We will not agree to war, unless you have spent the same amount of money first seeking peace" - anonymous
              I\'m old enough to know better, yet young enough to get away with it.

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              • #8
                A few things:

                You do realize that even if you buy 2 horses rather than 1 and spend the same amount of money (i.e. 2 100k horses rahter than 1 200k horse) that it will cost your parents twice as much to keep 2 horses over time. Do you know how much money it costs to keep 1 horse for a year? Do you know how much money it costs to just send one horse to FL for the year? Are you helping to defer fees by working to earn money to help you parents pay these fees? I suspect not. I understand your point that the more practice you get the quicker you learn, but if you are going to ask your parents to spring for it is sounds like you need to adjust your attitude big time.

                Secondly, I can't tell what the "you have school" comment means - whether you have to fly back and forth - but assuming that is the case I don't have a lot of sympathy for people who are upset that their parents will not let then have tutors in FL. Your parents are paying all this money for you to participate in this sport, so clearly they support you. But if they in their best judgment think that you should go to a real school then be thankful they let you do FL at all.

                Thirdly, "I only have three years left in JRs". And then what - does your life end? If you love riding you will find a way to do it far past your junior years and the amount of time you have left is irrelevant. What should matter to you is that you keep learning and growing as a rider and a human being and this is a sport in which you can do that for the rest of you life.

                Nuff said.

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                • #9
                  <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Lindsay:
                  I know it sounds bratty but I am a really good rider and a few hundred thou is totally acceptable to make me a good rider,,so I can't buy their "well you have school" issue so split it and buy me two!!!
                  <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                  The price of the horses in question is mostly irrelevent and I'll try not to comment on it (though it makes my head spin and I start to get bitter before I quell that initial response). What does worry me here is the idea that "a few hundred thou" will make you a good rider. Nothing makes you a good rider but time in the saddle. And the best riders I've seen are the ones who make something of OTTB clunkers or otherwise "problematic" horses, not the ones who spend a few hundred thousand dollars on perfect show horses. Sure, the money and nice horses will win you the ribbons, but are you really a better rider for it?

                  My thought is, if you want to be a truly better rider, get some cheap or truly green horses and make them better. Test your skills. You may not win top jumping shows on them but it sure will help you hone your riding ability. If all you care about is ribbons, however, get the expensive horses and steer them around.

                  There's nothing wrong with having the money and ability to get these horses... but the idea that the money and top horses is what will make you better, well that's a little over the top, IMNSHO.

                  Of course, I wish I could even comprehend or imagine just having my mom drop five times her annual salary on a horse to "make me a better rider". LOL.

                  **and people say gov't employees are useless... HA!**
                  "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

                  My CANTER blog.

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                  • #10
                    I think you need reality to give you a nice, swift kick in the arse. Be glad your parents are willing to spend a cent on your hobby, there are plenty of excellent riders out there who never have the opportunity or finances to even own a horse. And here *you* are complaining that you want two 6 figure horses. Maybe you should start worrying about some real issues, like your future, and what you are going to do when mom and dad stop paying your way.

                    ~Erin~
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                    • #11
                      It's true that you'll probably learn more riding two horses rather than one. Maybe your parents would prefer to buy one and lease another one, say at 6 month leases if you can get it. That way if the responsibility of two horses plus school proves to be too much, your parents have the option of not renewing the lease. It will be up to you to prove that you can handle it.
                      Please don't try to be a voice of reason. It's way more fun to spin things out of control. #BecauseCOTH - showhorsegallery

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                      • #12
                        *coughtrollcough*

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                        • #13
                          All I can say Lindsay is I hope that your message was tongue in cheek because that is a really poor attitude to have. Most people in this world never see that much money throughout their whole lifetime.

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                          • #14
                            Does that make us the Billy Goats Gruff?

                            **and people say gov't employees are useless... HA!**
                            "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

                            My CANTER blog.

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                            • #15
                              and leave this as my only comment...if you MUST have 2 horses, then why don't you get one that will make you happy, costing mega-bucks, and another that will take RIDING and TRAINING to get the horse going. That will make you a better rider...
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                              • #16
                                baaa...baa...Goats

                                -Helen [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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                                -Helen

                                Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and good with catsup.

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                                • #17
                                  Edited So I Could Try To Help Instead Of Making Things Worse. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]

                                  I have this theory that if we're told we're bad. Then that's the only idea we'll ever have. But maybe if we are surrounded in beauty. Someday we will become what we see. Please be careful with me, I'm sensitive, and I would like to stay that way
                                  - *Jewel*

                                  [This message was edited by *In Your Dreams* on Nov. 30, 2002 at 09:36 PM.]
                                  Drea

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                                  • #18
                                    I am excited for you that you are going to be getting what is apparently a $100k jumper for Christmas. I am going to warn you however that the way you worded your post may get your flamed (i.e. rudely talked to and chastised) because while you arelucky enough to have parents who will spend this kind of money on your horses, 99% of the people on this board work extremely hard for their horses and generally do not have $100k to throw at a horse. In addition because we on this board generally do not have as much disposable income as your parents the thought of getting 2 $100k horses or even 2 $50k horses is quite absurd and should not be taken lightly.

                                    If you were to perhaps express your thoughts a little differently with a little more respect and regard for the amount of money your parents are spending I'm sure that everyone on the board would love to help you with your dilemma, right guys!?

                                    And also, I'm upset that people always jump to the conclusion that it is automatically a troll because it appears to be someone who has a good deal of money. If you want to answer the post, answer it, if it makes you mad ignore it rather than flame. I would hope that everyone dishes out the same respect that they expect. . . [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img]

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                                    • #19
                                      CGR, I'm don't feel at all apologetic about labeling this a trolling post. We didn't really have to make that far of a leap that this could be a trolling post....typically folks with these sorts of 'problems' have plenty of good advisors around (e.g. trainers, agents, parents, real-life friends, etc.) that they don't need to go posting them on an anonymous public bulletin board. Not to mention the flippant manner in which such 'problems' are presented. That, coupled with 'new member' status makes it very hard to take such a post seriously. Most BBers that have similar issues have spent a bit of time becoming a part of this community and therefore are taken seriously when posting. Coming on here out of the blue with such an non-issue 'problem' is going to get one labeled a troll. If Lindsay wants to stick around and let folks get to know him/her a bit, it would be easier to accept. I, for one, can easily see this discussion deteriorating and am amazed at the thoughtful responses presented. You're all much more generous than I, so I won't continue to bother you with my opinion.

                                      Happy Holidays!

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                                      • #20
                                        Lindsay, can I have your old horse? He's cute if you are who I think you are!

                                        Anyway, I agree with Cool Meadows.

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