Hi. I am currently in the market to purchase my first horse. (Buddy isn't legally mine, I just train him and what not, his owner jokes that he is 'honorarily mine' :) ) I've been looking around for a while and I wanted some advice on things I should know and look out for.
What questions should I have for owners when I find a horse I'm seriously considering? What red flags are there that I should look out for? Any huge conformational faults I should look out for if I want to use the horse for jumping and lower level eventing? Etc.
This is a huge commitment and I want to make sure I'm making the 100% right choice when I do purchase. :)