Is it wrong for me to want a 'horse'?
So, I've been riding this 5 year old 16.2hh Quarter Horse gelding regularly for a friend who wants to make sure he's well behaved before she works up the courage to ride him... and I hate to say it, but I love riding him.
As you may know, I've had only ponies under 14hh my whole life. I've ridden different horses, but only owned ponies because they just suit me really well size-wise, (I'm 5 feet tall and don't even break 100lbs...)
The 2 ponies I have now are Star and Specs, and I absolutely adore them. Star is a Shetland (don't worry, I don't actually ride her, lol!) and Specs is a just barely considered a pony at exactly 14hh...
Back to the topic, I just really feel like I would have fun adding a big horse to the mix... Is it bad for me to want what I don't have? I also don't want to devote all my riding time to a horse, when I barely have enough time for the two that I have.
Another concern that I have is about the money. My parents aren't opposed to me getting another horse, but they are trying to teach me the value of a dollar, so if I want this new horse, I have to pay for it all myself. Not to say a number, but I'm too young to get a job legally so there's no way I'm going to be able to buy a $2000 horse.. More like under $800 if I'm lucky. And if I'm correct, that'll buy me a green unregistered 4 year old, and that could be a potential disaster. And leasing wouldn't work out given that I don't go to an actual riding barn, I have my horses at home... *oyy*
I just don't know. Should I go for it? Is it bad that I want a different horse? I'd like some advice...
Every horse is an angel... They just don't need wings to soar!