My trainer is trying to steer me away from buying a young 2-3 year old untrained horse. The trainers reason is possible cause of injury to me. I am 5'7 200 lbs so by no means small and I am athletic even at that build. My trainer would prefer I get a horse already trained who would only need a little work if any.
I would prefer a younger horse as one I would like to have a greater hand in training the horse. My other thought on a younger one, is I would have some time to learn how to just take care of the horse and learn some ground work. Then in a few months or a year when the horse is ready to be trained in riding and driving I can concentrate on that as I will already have an good start on the basics of care.
What I am looking for here is a different opinion from someone other than my trainer. My trainer was my first contact and while I do trust her. I have also learned as in other things in life to trust, but verify. Thanks in advance for your help.