OK so I took leasons when I was younger. I had my walk and trot perfected and was working on cantering. Anyways I had to stop taking lessons because they were too expensive in my area. I have ALWAYS wanted my own horse. And put it on my christmas list every year untill I was 18. We live on 7 acres and have a barn so a horse was very doable. I finally talked my dad into it at 24 years old. And we ran out and looked at tons of horses. We found a Paint/draft cross gelding. Who is very polite and docile. He was a fox hunting horse for a 70 year old man and he was getting to old to ride him. We pretty much bought him on sight after I rode him for awhile. Ok so we rushed into things a little bit. I probably should have perfected my riding before we got the horse.....but I was just so excited to actually have the permission to buy a horse! And what if he changed his mind? Haha
So my question is... should I finish learning to ride on a lesson horse at a near by barn? We are looking into getting him some more training and boarding him for a month. But I don't know if in this month I should take lessons at the barn on my horse or a lesson horse? Could I ruin my horse by learning on him? Thanks for your help!
-New time horse owner