Ok so. I currently have two horses. A 3 year old standardbred mare that is in training (I got her super cheap, and have a friend trainer her for free). She’s a resale project that I’ll probably sell this fall once she’s going fairly well under saddle.
Then, I have Copper. He’s my steady eddie, trail/pleasure draft cross. I love this horses so much, and would trust him with my life.
Problem is, I want to get back into jumping. I had an injury a few years back that left me unable to ride English for a while. However, im good to go now! Copper is never going to be a jumper. Not only is he not built for it, he’s not 100% sound.
Originally, my plan was to sell Copper and then buy a horse more suited to English and jumping, but im really struggling with this idea. Its breaking my heart just thinking about it.
I can afford the 3 horses, that’s not the problem. It comes down to the fact that I work out of town. Because the mare is in training, I’m not worried about her. I have a girl leasing Copper right now, who said she’s be willing to lease whatever horse I end up with. So I know that at least they’d be ridden once or twice a week while im gone.
My question is, am I crazy for considering buying a third horse when I hardly spend enough time with the two I have now?