Originally Posted by Dresden
I don't want to rain on your parade either but is there some reason you can't keep leasing him awhile longer before buying? That's what I would do in your situation but I tend to be very cautious with large expensive potentially dangerous purchases.
ETA: how long have you been involved with horses? If this is your first experience ever I would give it several months of leasing. The novelty sometimes wears off...
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This is exactly why I posted this. I want "horsey people" to rain on my parade and see if it give me reason to pause.
I have only been involved with horses for less than four months. I have always had an interest, but due to having 5 kids, I spent my 20's pregnant and breastfeeding. I do wonder if my horse obsession will wear off. However, my nature is one of extreme caution (especially financially) and once I get interested in something...I tend to stick with it. I have never done anything flighty and I put much thought into everything I do. That is why this decision is such a nerve racking one! At the risk of sounding sappy, I sure do love this horse though and I feel like my heart would be broken if he was sold to someone else.
We are currently on a month to month lease. I believe she would still let me lease, but I think she would prefer that I buy.