Originally Posted by JustLopeIt
you should definitely get more training. An inexperienced rider might get injured or lose confidence. Also, the sellers lied to you to gain the sale. When buying a horse, you want to tack them, ride them, catch them, do everything by yourself. The only thing the owner should do is ride them first and answer questions. If the horse is already tacked up, that is a bad sign. The owners could have spent 3 hours catching and tacking him up.
That's really great advice justlopeit!
I agree. Don't put your health or your sons health and safety in jeopardy. See a trainer.