I started eventing last summer and competed at Elementary a couple weeks ago (SO MUCH FUN) which was up to 2'6", mostly because the horse I lease can't jump higher than 2'9", really. And I'm new to the eventing world, but 100% hooked. I don't own my own horse (I'm very set on getting an OTTB or something young and training it with the help of my trainer in the next couple years), and I know there's no way I can afford to show every weekend and I honestly have no interest in jumping past, I don't know, novice maybe? I don't want to get into politics of the higher levels because I don't have the money to pursue grand prix or anything, and I feel it's really just dangerous
after that for the rider and the horse. Especially the horse. I've seen a lot of amazing horses go downhill fast because they're pushed to jump too high. But, is it crazy to want to get a young horse if I end up not having experience jumping higher than 2'11", maybe even lower, before that? I figure as long as I have a lot of experience riding/jumping in general and help from experienced trainers it'd be fine, right? Or am I totally missing something? It is three in the morning, after all. Thanks!