Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
I think you should wait until you're an adult and can afford one on your own.
Otherwise, it'll be up to your parents/guardian to try and sell the animal when, not if, you get bored with it.
Horses are a major commitment in time, energy, emotion, and finances. You can't just pick them up one day and set them down another. It doesn't work like that.
Seems to me you don't really want a horse; you're just in love with the idea of having one. Until you lose interest again.
Continue to take lessons when you have the interest. Don't do your parents or a horse a disservice by taking one on until you're absolutely, positively sure you want to make that kind of commitment.
Horses are a grand passion, not a passing fancy. You do not appear to have the passion of a real horse lover.
I knew from the time I first saw one that I was going to have at least one. I never waivered in that desire all through my childhood, teenage years, and young adulthood. NOTHING got in the way of that; not boys, learning to drive, nightclubbing, etc.
You are not like that. You just think you want one. Next week it'll be dogs, or a new pair of the latest sneakers, or some electronic gizmo that you just HAVE TO HAVE OR YOU'LL DIE!!!