Horse and farm management doesn't have anything to do with how high of a jump you can jump.
Amen to that =) That sums my post up pretty well lol!
Something I wanted to add to my main post, is that when your horse is at a boarding facility, you can afford to take a few days off for yourself.
-Example: You get the flu.
If the pony was at a facility: You could stay home and recuperate, knowing that someone else is taking wonderful care of your horse.
If the pony was on your property: You could go two ways.. push your responsibility to care for your horse on someone else, who may or may not do it correctly, or someone who may not notice that the horse is sick, etc. I am SUPER skiddish about someone else caring for my horses.. Or, you can go the way I always had to. Suck it up, and go out and feed/ride. There were days I was literally throwing up at the barn I was -so- sick.. but I KNEW I could not afford to not be out there. My horses will -NEVER- miss a meal. They are counting on me, and shouldnt be punished because im ill
-Example: Your friends invite you to the mall after school.
If the pony was at a facility: Go to the mall and spend away!
If the pony was at your house: Tell your friends you can't go, or will have to meet up with them later. Go out, feed the pony, thoroughly groom it, ride it, muck the stall, fill the water buckets, make sure everything is ok. Go inside, Shower, Re-dress, then go to the mall.
Also, if you keep the pony in a field, have you thought about how you are going to get rid of the manure? Its something a rider doesnt usually think about. What about a wash rack? Those usually require level ground with rubber mats, or a cement slab.What tools you will need around a barn? It'll take a pretty good investment of time and money before the horse even gets there =)
How much money can you put into the property? Are the water mains already there and intact? How about Electricity? And as you mentioned, how much will your shelter cost? If you live in a place with intense winters.. anything with Snow, I would really recommend an actual stall that can be free of Snow and give the horse somewhere good to sleep.
Looooooooads of girls don't like horses after they turn 13 because they become too much work =)
If ya need anything at all, or have any questions, please feel free to ask! I really hope I didnt come off as condescending, im just lending my opinion and concerns, since I think that's whatcha asked for ^^ An honest opinion ^^