Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Grandparents

My parents rarely travel. Ever. They have never been happy that I've moved to Seattle from PA and have only been out once in the 5 years I've lived here. Since I bought Denali I've asked them multiple times to come out to meet her.

Well, today was that day!

My parents flew in today, and so of course I drug them out to the barn as soon as I got off of work. I always forget that my mom loves horses. She never owned one, but rode a lot growing up. They both really loved Denali. It was cute. Denali had them wrapped around her hooves in a few seconds and I think my dad fed her 10 pounds of carrots.

I'm glad they finally met her. Hopefully now they'll stop telling me to sell her!

What do your parents think of your horse obsession?

I'll write more later.... I'm exhausted!

10 comments:

Laura M. said...

When I told my parents I was buying a horse (had already been riding 15 years, never owned) their reaction was a "WHAT!?!? Stupid decision!!" Bought her anyway :) Now it's just accepted that I have a horse... they're probably waiting for me to call and say I've bought a second. Not happening!

Army Wife Tata said...

My parents are just glad it's on my bill now, not theirs!

Ashley said...

My parents actually love it. But exactly like Army Wife Tata said, they are glad it's on my bill! Every time they come visit they want to go out to the barn...especially my Dad. And yes, he feeds Ella 10lbs of carrots too. He thinks its hilarious to put them in his back pocket and let her "find" them. And I always hear from the both of them "We can't believe you finally have your own horse!"

Rachel said...

My parents were not pleased when i bought a yearling as a grad student. They constantly tell me how silly it is and how it put me in a rough financial situation. Yet, when my horse found himself in poor living conditions, my mom was the first one to DEMAND that I do whatever it took to get him somewhere better. And his pictures are up on her desk. and they brag about him constantly ;)

Anna said...

My mom and I never talk about horses. She considers my obsession a hobby, and that I've got to find a better goal to achieve than "own a horse". Is there a bigger goal? LOL!

Kristen Eleni Shellenbarger said...

My P's are great with it and totally understand the deep love. They were smart..paid for lessons and leases but pushed me off to buy my own until I was on my own. ;)
They understand my want to provide my boy with a great life and love up on him and think he's the MOST beautiful horse in the world now. It's super sweet.

Sydney_bitless said...

Indigo has my dad trained. He is her automatic vending machine. I don't think he can resist her begging which consists of going through her whole routine of tricks and him telling her "nono you don't need anything....OH OK! Maybe one mint or a carrot" so funny.

Denali's Mom said...

Ha ha ha!! Awesome stories!! Acutally, my mom was the one that said I NEEDED to move Denali from the barn from hell. I told her I couldn't afford it right now, (We had just moved back from Denmark) and she helped pay the bill for the first few months until we got back on her feet. I am very thankful for that!! Love your stories!! Keep them coming!

Capilet said...

My mom loves the horses, but my dog is her grandbaby. I keep telling her its time to get herself her very own horse, but she keeps thinking she'll travel (um, when? you're a nurse).

BTW, are you going to the SAFE show?

Gingham said...

Ok, so this is probably a post on its own, but my dad used my first pony as leverage for controlling his soon so be teenage daughter. I had to make three promises (the last one was "grandchildren by 30") before he handed the pony over. I think he always thought that if I was busy mending fences and mucking stalls I'd stay out of trouble.. and I guess it worked.

Now that i have my own, I think he's proud that I've chosen to take the time/$$/energy responsibility on again...

but he hasn't forgotten about that promise for grandchildren.. sigh.