So after years of riding on and off, I finally got permission from my parents to lease a horse. I recently restarted riding after about two years, and I am about at the 2 - 2'3" jumping range but improving quickly as my muscles remember old things. However, my max when I used to ride regularly was only about schooling at 2'6".
Anyway, I looked at my barn and the ones owned by the barn available for lease, and none of them and I really clicked. I checked Dreamhorse.com and found people who are like pregnant or busy and need someone to take care of them, and I found this horse and spoke to the owner. DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1348231 - Smoke The only thing is that she told me he is really rusty on jumping and I am not sure I have the ability to bring him up, but I know my friend does.
Anyway, after my lesson yesterday, when I was untacking yet another school pony for lease that I didn't like too much, I met a young adult woman (older than me) and her gorgeous chestnut TB. I commented on him and she told me he was for sale/lease. She started telling me about him, and I learned that they used to show at 3 foot Adult Hunters. I just found him on DH. DreamHorse.com Horse ID: 1348812 - M Street
I really really liked him. He was really sweet and so gorgeous and he looked really great, like great shape and great conformation and everything. He kept snuffling me.
The only thing I am worried about if I lease him is that I would ruin him or he'd be too much of a horse for me or a waste on me. I don't think I am a bad rider, and I've never tried to ride him, or seen him ridden, but I just want to know what you guys think. I think his owner asked my instructor about me, so I guess she'll know what my instructor has to say about me and if she thinks I'd be worth of him.
And don't worry, I'd def practice ride him a ton of times before I committed to leasing.
Sorry for the 800000 page long thing but I am very excited about this and its awesome haha and I really really wanna find a horse to lease.