OMG I'm finally ready to start horse shopping! I've been waiting for this since high school, wait scratch that, since I was 8 years old and took my first riding lesson (though technically I've had a horse since then). After making it through school and getting a steady job, I've finally got my budget squared away and found the perfect place to board. All I need to do now is find the perfect horse! I'm both thrilled and terrified at the same time.
We had rotten luck with horses when I was a kid, hence the reason for my parents refusal to continue to support my horse habit. And while I have plenty of experience riding over the years, I've nearly no experience with horse buying. I know this is a huge commitment and I don't want to blow it on the wrong horse. I've got a pretty solid idea of what I want, and I have all my horsey friend on the look out for me. But I'm still scared I'm going to make a mistake. I suppose I'm just going to have to dive right into the process and hope the more experienced people around me will guide me in the right direction. I know my equine soul mate is out there somewhere, I just have to get out and find him(or her).
Oh and any tips you guys might have would be greatly appreciated as well :)