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!!
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
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.
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?