Jill's getting a quarter horse. Taylor's getting a Shetland pony. Stacy's getting a Thoroughbred. And really, are you going to let Stacy's dad one up you this year... AGAIN? If you loved your daughter, you wouldn't let her be embarrassed by having to tell all her friends that she only got a closet full of clothes, an iPod Touch 4 and a 42" TV for her bedroom. Why don't you love your daughter as much as her friends' parents love their children?
Not getting a horse for Christmas is the number one reason why daughters start hating their parents and then must attend years of therapy sessions later in life. Do you want your daughter to hate you? After all, she'll be the one picking out your retirement home.
How to color coordinate horse ribbons with her riding clothes. How to pose for cameras while riding a horse. How to flirt with cute boys who work at the stables. How to muck out stalls without ruining her new French manicure before the cute boy comes over and relieves her of the task while she flirts with him. How to use her horse to sneak out of the house to meet cute boy behind the stables.
Cars pollute. Motorcycles are too dangerous. Dog sledding only works at most three months of the year. Thank goodness horses are the ultimate alternative transportation vehicles. You do like being green and saving the Earth, don't you?
Sure horse ownership is expensive. Between stable fees, food, vet care, farriers, and the odd sugar cube, owning a horse can cost $300-1000 per month. Compare that to years of therapy at $150 an hour, and a horse looks like a bargain. Hmmm.... Years of fun with a devoted horse who will bring your child much joy...? Or even more years of resentment, regret, anguish and tortured souls because your daughter just knows you don't care about her and apparently you never did...? Save your bank account. Buy her a horse for Christmas.
Now really.... How can you say no to her darling little face? A horse is all she's ever wanted, and she'll never ask you for a single thing ever again.
I need to hide this list from my daughters!
You forgot: She will always have someone to talk to and if you can not find her you will know where to look. :)
You forgot one important reason ... if you buy your daughter a horse, you will ALWAYS know where she is ... at the barn! You will not have to worry through her teenaged years!
Good article on reasons for a horse. My uncle gave his daughter a picture of a horse on Christmas. The next day they went and meet with the horse and the owner. If she help to keep the barn clean and help with the other horses the owner would let her ride the horse and eventually give her the horse.
Well she never did end up owning the horse after almost a year she was done and didn't want a horse. She did get to enjoy the horses and learn about all the work and responsibility though.
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