Okay, so I've had my pony Millie for about 9 years now. She's about 16 years old, and due to a leg injury a few years ago (along with her age), I can't do very much with her. I can hack her, do small jumps etc, but that's about it. Also, even if she was able for it, I'm too old to be riding her in competitions as I'm 19 and she's a 14.2hh.
Now, the owner of the barn I keep her in told my dad about a 5 year old mare for sale, going prett cheap. He reckons she's a very good horse, and just needs to be broken in for jumping.
Here's where it gets complicated... I'd need to keep her at the barn to train her for a while, but my parents arent willing to pay for two horses, and I'd have to keep them both back at the field we usually rent.
Also, I was supposed to be getting a car, but since this has come up, the car may have to go on hold...but the reason i was getting a car was so that travelling to my pony would be a lot easier. I feel bad always asking to get dropped down to her, and with my parents at work everyday, it does get hard to see her.
I really would love to buy a new horse. I really miss competing and being able to ride a competitive horse. But I just feel really really bad about asking for a horse because of the costs. It's not like my family are in any sort of finanicail situation, but I just feel really guilty about it. And if I am allowed buy her, I'd also feel bad for asking to keep her on in the barn for training her.
Anybody have any advice?