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        04-28-2010, 09:16 AM
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    Foal
    Question I really need some advice...

    Well I am really confused. This is finally my chance to buy my first horse. A cute black and white miniature show horse..But if I purchased him, I would have to quit taking riding lessons (forever) at my riding stable.

    What should I do? I would be boarding the horse at my riding stable, but I really like taking lessons.. Help!!

         
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        04-28-2010, 09:23 AM
      #2
    Green Broke
    Why are you purchassing a mini? Wouldn't you want a rideable horse? And Why can't you keep your lessons?

    If I were you I would probably hold onto my lessons then maybe later on get a horse I can actually ride. Unless you want to go into the inhand showing thing, I think you may also be able to train minis to the harness
         
        04-28-2010, 09:26 AM
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    Green Broke
    If you enjoy riding, don't give it up just to have a horse that you can't ride.

    Doesn't make much sense to me.
         
        04-28-2010, 09:28 AM
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    Foal
    Well I'm getting a mini because I really like the breed, plus in hand showing would be fun.
    My lessons cost me as much as boarding and vet calls would cost, per month. Haha..
         
        04-28-2010, 09:29 AM
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    Green Broke
    What would be your plans as far as what you would want to do with a mini? Why is the only horse you would be able to purchase a mini?
    As you enjoy riding, I would suggest using the money that would be used for the purchase of the mini to put towards a riding horse. The market right now is a buyers market - even if you can't afford a riding horse right now, you could put the money into an interest bearing account and increase your budget that way.
         
        04-28-2010, 09:32 AM
      #6
    Foal
    I would be using the mini in inhand showing, and driving. I enjoy my riding, but I also enjoy in hand showing and driving.
         
        04-28-2010, 09:33 AM
      #7
    Green Broke
    So, now that I see your reply answering the questions - are you okay with giving up riding?
         
        04-28-2010, 09:33 AM
      #8
    Green Broke
    I'd say save up for a horse that you can ride, show in hand & possibly drive too.
         
        04-28-2010, 09:38 AM
      #9
    Foal
    I don't know. I've talked to my instructor about it, and I already paid for a whole month of more lessons. He told me it was my choice.. *a hard one GEEZE!*
         
        04-28-2010, 09:40 AM
      #10
    Green Broke
    I love our mini....if it's something you think you will enjoy as much, or even more, than riding, why not. Do you have any friends/family with riding horses that you could maybe ride now and then to make up for not having the actual lessons anymore?
         

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