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post #1 of 14 Old 04-28-2010, 08:16 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 14 Old 04-28-2010, 08:23 AM
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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
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post #3 of 14 Old 04-28-2010, 08:26 AM
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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.

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post #4 of 14 Old 04-28-2010, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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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..
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post #5 of 14 Old 04-28-2010, 08:29 AM
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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.
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post #6 of 14 Old 04-28-2010, 08:32 AM Thread Starter
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I would be using the mini in inhand showing, and driving. I enjoy my riding, but I also enjoy in hand showing and driving.
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post #7 of 14 Old 04-28-2010, 08:33 AM
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So, now that I see your reply answering the questions - are you okay with giving up riding?
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post #8 of 14 Old 04-28-2010, 08:33 AM
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I'd say save up for a horse that you can ride, show in hand & possibly drive too.

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post #9 of 14 Old 04-28-2010, 08:38 AM Thread Starter
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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!*
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post #10 of 14 Old 04-28-2010, 08:40 AM
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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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