Am I crazy??
I already have two horses- a two and a three year old. The three year old is very green broke- I have trained him myself so far and he is doing very well. The two year old was just gelded so hasn't had a lot of training yet. We are working on groundwork and will start him on a lunge line very soon. I have past training experience, and a good friend who is very current helping me. My husband has very little horse experience but is interested in learning. My thought was if I could find an older, well trained horse I could use it to help train the young ones (ponying, etc.) and hubby could learn how to ride on a safe, older horse. He thinks the 2 yr old is his horse (and technically he IS), but he is hardly a suitable horse for a beginner and won't be for a long time. We have plenty of room here for another horse and it could work into our budget (we would have to build another stall). Our goal is to trail ride and do back-country riding, but I have yet to take either of these youngsters off our property. The 3 yr old has only been ridden in the round pen, a handful of times. Do you think it is a good idea to bring in an older, been there done that horse to "show them the ropes"?