Take lessons before you buy, or lease a lesson horse. Currently she will be needing a calm, bomb-proof, level headed, well schooled, packer. As she grows and learns more about her discipline she is going to "out grow" this horse quickly. Depending on how fast she advances she will want/need a horse that is faster, jumps higher or is more educated. Leasing will allow her to change horses as she grows.
Another thing riding many horses gives you a better "education". Even horses in the same discipline operate differently. They have smoother or rougher hairs, different quirks, and different needs. Learning on various horses will help her build a tool box and make her a much stronger rider in the long run!!
I would also be wary of ANY place telling me I needed to buy a horse to take lessons. IMO no place should EVER ask a person to buy a horse before they are really ready. Do you or your daughter know about proper tack fitting? How to tack? Properly groom? Horses body language? How to handle one from the ground? There's a hundred things I can think of. I know she is going to be taking lessons but who will be supervising/teaching her the other days of the week? Horses are large and potentially dangerous animals, not dogs. To me this sounds like an easy way for this place to make some QUICK MONEY plus get your lesson money multiple times a week. It seems veryyyyy fishy to me!
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