I've been looking at two horses, but I can't decide which would be a better fit for me without putting in too much emotion and not enough sense.
I'm a 15-years-old and an intermediate rider. I've ridden both these horses extensively and can handle them. I'll be keeping my horse at a boarding barn, where I had an excellent support crew. The trainer has promised to help me should I hit any snags, the BO will keep an extra set of eyes on the horse, and the horses' current owner lives only a few miles away and we frequently trail ride together.
I want a horse that I can do a little of everything with (jump for fun, show a bit), but specialize in NATRC rides and endurence.
The first is a 17-year-old TWH mare. She's 14.3 hands (I'm 5.1). She's an "old style" Walker, so she's kind of bulky, for lack of a better term. Positives:
Older and more experienced (will teach me well)
No bad habits
A bit too old for endurence (?)
I don't like her personality (very apathetic towards people)
Has one gear: fast
Will be hard to re-sell
Not as trainable as other horse
Next up, the Spotted Saddle Horse.
She's four-years-old and 15.1 hands. Positives: Love
Also has great gaits
Smart and trainable
I can finish her how I want Negatives:
Pushy and disrespectful (definitely curable though)
So, any thoughts on this novel of a post?