My friend is looking to buy her first horse to move onto my stables, she has ridden in a riding school for 8 years. Now we all know what riding school horses are like - Safe Dobins. My friend is looking to come out of a riding school and buy a 3 year old to that knows the basics but she wants to bring it on herself. She is also looking at ex-race horses. I've told her this is dangerous water and that she needs a horse that will BRING HER ON!
I don't want her confidence shattered by not having the right horse, but she won't listen to me. I've owned my own horses for 6 years and I know what its like to ride problem horses. I am confident in my opinion that she shouldn't be having a youngster or an ex-racehorse for her first horse but she will NOT listen.