First off, sorry if this is the wrong spot for this type of post! I'm brand new!
I'm looking to buy another horse for the first time in more than 5 years.. My little POA is so well-mannered, hard-working, and I love him to pieces, but He's 13.2hh ...I simply need a bigger horse if I want to be competitive in shows around here!
I want a pleasure-type horse.. Just a general show horse for my last 2 years of 4H and youth shows!
I'm 16, my awesome parents pay vet, boarding, necessities; I try to pay for all the extra stuff that's not absolutely necessary! I already have a horse that I am not parting with, and in the words of my dad, "if you want another money-eater, you can save up the cash and buy it yourself" ... So I'm doing just that! I got a minimum wage job and I've been working as much as I can! I'm determined to have this horse by winter time so it's ready for show season!
Problem is, with my job, there's no way I'm making enough to buy a finished show horse anytime soon. I've had horses ever since I can remember, I've started colts, ridden greenies and problem horses..
The only horse I've ever actually finished out is my little guy, and I bought him Green. But he is a decent WP and halter pony now after much work!
Is it stupid or realistic for me to think I can buy a young (3-year-old?), quality horse and train it myself to make a decent show horse?
Any advice you want to give me!?