Please forgive my lack of knowledge but I am just starting out in the horse world. I have a 10 year old daughter who has ridden 8-10 times over the last couple of years (mostly trail rides and summer camp). She's been bugging me to take riding lessons.
Now a very dear friend whose daughter is outgrowing her Arabian show horse has offered to let us "borrow" the horse (they have several) for an extended period. I am a horse lover and have always wanted to get back to riding so I am pretty thrilled.
I have so many questions, many regarding the expense of care/feeding/ etc. First, however, I am wondering about the versatility of a show horse. I don't yet know the specifics of this horse except that he/she has been ridden at shows around the country by two young girls over the last few years. They ride in Arabian/ Half Arabian shows and just returned from a national competion in Albuquerque. Will my daughter be wedded to this kind of riding? I am not sure how narrow each horse's "specialty" is?
I would appreciate any thoughts you may have/questions I should ask/ resources/ etc.