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Feel Good Christmas – All I Want For Christmas Is A Pony

Having wanted a horse since I was 6 years, I am a major sucker for videos of dreams coming true. I had to wait until I was 36 to get my first horse. I love how her parents rewarded diligence and hard work.

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  • Andi December 27, 2013, 7:52 am

    Oh wow! I love how excited she was over the saddle! That alone was worth it. Great kid, great parents (and Grandma).

  • Knitterly December 27, 2013, 9:32 am

    That actually made me cry!!!

  • Cat December 27, 2013, 10:39 am

    Beautiful story of a dream fulfilled.

    I, too, wanted a horse and could not afford one until I was in my fifties. I lost my desire to ride; I just wanted a horse. I bought a miniature horse and, then, a year later, a second mini as a companion to the first.
    A co-worker asked if he could bring his three grand-daughters out to see my horses. They were ages 9,7, and 5. I said I would be glad to let them play with the horses, but one thing was to be understood-if you show three little girls a horse, they are going to want a horse of their own. Most little girls are like that.

    You’ll think, “Well, I am making good money, as is my wife. The house is paid for. Sure, we can give the girls their own horse. Good way of teaching responsiblity.” Next they will want riding lessons, and you’ll think, “Good idea, safety, proper equipment, good exercise, etc.” Then it’s going to be, “All the other kids in our riding class are going to show their horses and win ribbons. We want to do that too.” And you’ll think, “I don’t want them to be left out. They should be able to join their friends and have fun.”
    Before you know where you are, the Lexis is traded in, and you are on your way to a horse show in Texas with three teen-agers in a six-wheel diesel truck with a horse trailer and three horses. That will be your golden retirement years.
    It’s been fourteen years and those girls have not seen a horse yet.

  • Mary December 27, 2013, 2:23 pm

    I like Cat’s example of what she told her friend Too funny and very true!

    To me, the background music made the video.

  • CherylC December 27, 2013, 3:58 pm

    I wanted a horse for as long as I can remember. When I was ten, I almost got a horse for Christmas. My parents had arranged to buy a horse that had belonged to another ten year old who had died of leukemia and it came with saddle, bridle, etc. The horse was supposed to be delivered briefly to our house with a ribbon around its neck before being taken to a stable that was close enough for me to bike or walk to when my mother found out the stable owner’s wife had bought several new horses and there was no longer an extra stall for my horse. I was sixteen before my mother told me about the whole thing. I finally got my first horse when I was thirty-eight.

    Congratulations to this young girl and her family.

  • magicdomino December 29, 2013, 5:27 pm

    Beautiful horse, and quite suited to a fairy-tale ending. 🙂

  • becky December 30, 2013, 3:00 pm

    What a nice story! She has lovely equitation too!

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