No one appreciates hard work and thrift like an equestrian. And no equestrian perhaps worked harder to buy his first pony than this budding young rider.
Many horse-loving kids are like this:
Sebastian Lucas, on the other hand, got his pony the old-fashioned way: he saved up for it. This budding young equestrian of Queensland, Australia sold lemonade and iced tea for the staggering sum of 20 cents a cup and saved his proceeds for three years until he could afford to purchase a pony (with, as noted, a little help from Santa and the Tooth Fairy).
Impressive, when you consider that this pony cost him about $3,000:
Sebastian, we at Horse Nation salute you, and welcome you into the equestrian family. What a wonderful young model of the kind of dedication, thrift and patience often required in the horse world — how many of us also waited years and years, carefully saving our hard-earned money in the hopes that someday we too could be riding high?
We hope you enjoy saving all of your nickels and dimes, kid … they don’t call us “horse poor” for nothing.