Originally Posted by fishhuntandride
hi I am new don't have a horse or anyhting but I want to get into it. I want to ride the horse on trails with freinds and family. My reletives in Eastern Washington have horses and I was looking at what it would take time and money to get a horse and enjoy it. I am looking for a young QH gelding. If anyone can help me to understand what it is going to take to get a horse that would help me out a lot. Thanks Garrett
Hello and Welcome!
I would definitely suggest you go the route of leasing/lessons first. Some leases are very liberal, as in you can treat the animal just as you would one that you own, take him/her places or some offer off site leasing, keeping the animal on your property for the length of the lease.
I would probably start there, even though it is not EXACTLY what you want, yet, because it gives you a bigger picture of handling, care and all around issues that you might not have even though of yet.
Also, through your lease it will probably be a cinch to find the horse you'd like to own someday. You can talk to other horse owners, trainers, barn owners and they will probably have mile long lists of horses for sale.
Do you have your own property on which to keep your horse?