Originally Posted by wannahorse22
I hate this forum, you all are a bunch of snobs
ok, you posted this post and asked for advice, so you got it. And every piece of advice that has been posted has been good and realistic. Some of us have been in the equine industry for decades and so KNOW a lot about horses. You, however have been riding on and off for three years! And you clearly said that your were unsure about your love of horses, if you keep changing your mind then the animal that you may buy will suffer and become neglected. Do you want that?
I stand by what I said in my first post:-
Originally Posted by speedy da fish
I don't think you should buy a horse if you keep changing your mind, its not fair on the animal. You have only been riding for three years and therefore have little experiance in horsecare. I was riding for 10 years before I got my horse (4 months ago) and im learning every day even though I thought I had prepared everything before he came home.
Keep taking lessons (like Speed Racer said), then if you get bored again then there is no real harm done. Try doing client shows/ competitions of your stables do them and see how you feel competing, if you want to go further then lease a horse first, keep the horse at a barn on livery then you will have a little help with the care side of things and there will be plenty of people to give you advice. Good Luck x
this and all the other post posted were good advice and if your are too naive to see that then, no I do not think you are ready to own your own horse yet, please lease one first before you make a purchase.