Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: on a farm, duh!
First - riding isn't like riding a bike, it doesn't all come back so I'd consider you a newbie after 20 years.
Second - what does your trainer say? They can see you riding, and see what you need to work on to help you get where you want to go. I tend to stay away from TB's for riding... but that's because I've had bad experiances with TB's. Some are really great.
Thrid - I don't like that the horse had strangles. Sometimes that will come back.
Fourth - has the horse ever shown? If you're just getting back, you'll want a horse that will be able to teach you the ropes again without you feeling that you have to be perfect all the time.
Jumping a horse = Getting wings!
Why live on the edge when you can jump off?- Greenwood Horse Trials Tee-Shirt