No to leasing, and no way that I'm taking a loan to buy a horse, never have, although I have made instalments on one before.
I think I forgot to mention that the grey is 3/4 Andalusian
, so I think that if he can get to level 1 or *gulp* 2 he would be a great investment.
I've been thinking about this a lot, if I bought a made horse and did well on it, I wouldn't feel that comfortable at my local club, where they are ordinary folk riding ordinary horses.
The whole thing about dressage for me is the development of horse and rider, and the only competition that really matters is being better than last time
So yes, I want a safe ride, but a sane greenie with potential would probably do well. IF, IF this guy seems suitable, we have already agreed a trial period, to make sure that we are going to suit each other.