Originally Posted by sarahver
I quite like him, he looks like a nice all rounder type of horse. You said that you want a horse to build your skills, do you have any specific plans?
My plans basically are to completely master the basics so that I have a solid foundation. I started riding a lot later than most people riding competitively, so I feel I need to focus and make up the lack of saddle time through independent experience. I am an equine science minor, and also on the univeristy equestrian team. I have been taking lessons for Hunt Seat and have made excellent progress, but I need my own horse so that I can grow as a rider through those private experiences and learning how to reflexively solve problems, things I can't learn in the schooling ring. Not to mention, I just want to ride, and ride more!
This search has been challenging. The few that have seemed ideal always slip through the cracks. So many Western horses, makes it difficult to choose as well...especially for an english rider. :/ I have definitely kept the reality that I might have to train one to English.