beginner's questions about horse ownership
Hi! I'm a new member. I'm 26 and just recently started taking riding lessons again - after a break or easily around 15 years. So I'm pretty much starting over as an adult beginner. Anyway, I'm very excited to start again, and I hope to buy a horse of my own within the next couple of years. In fact, it's very tempting to think about owning my own horse pretty soon, and that's where I'm looking for some advice from more experienced riders and horse owners. How much experience would you suggest before buying a horse? I enjoy riding on my school horse, but I somehow imagine if I had my own horse to take lessons and ride in between lessons, it could speed up my progress as well as my bonding with the horse.
More particularly, I'm tempted to buy a young horse, maybe even a green broke horse and train it. I'm quite interested in horse training, and I should be able to set aside time for some intensive training at least 3-4 days a week. I imagine that if I bought a young horse, we could bond better, become a better team and be used to each other quirks, besides I'd love the experience of training my own horse. But the big question is, is this even doable for a beginning rider? Of course I would take lessons on the side, and probably also get some professional advise on the training. But I'm still suspecting that it may not be a wise decision. So I'm curious for any suggestions, opinions, and experiences. Thanks!