Originally Posted by Skipsfirstspike
Can you put the purchase on hold for a few months, and take some lessons with the new instructor on a school horse? That way she can get to know your riding abilities first.
I'll be looking for a new coach in the new year and this is my plan as well: find a coach first and seek their input on purchasing a horse. Even fidning a new coach can take a while. As eagar as I'll be to purchase a horse asap, I want to make sure that I find the best one for me, so... I think this route will set us bothup for success.