When Ellie was 3 months old my mum adopted her from an PMU adoption program. She is now 8 years old and still technically my mums but I am the only one who rides her (my mum has her riding horse as well). She is a 15.2hh Canadian mare so she is quite stocky. She used to only be ridden on trails western. When I "took her over" I started her on English. Over the past year I have had lessons with her but she has never been professionally trained. We have jumped around 2 feet nicely but mind you, she is not an athletic breed. Also I might mention, she can be very pushy on the ground and has bitten be numerous times. As much as I love her and want to improve with her, it is getting harder to want to go out and ride her. I am in grade nine, so in four years I want to go to Olds collage and take equine science. I would be bringing a horse to board and ride there. Should I sell my mare and invest in a more athletic and maybe more experienced horse now? Or should I stick with my mare and wait? Money isn't easy but I am more than willing to work hard for it. I would be really happy to hear from you!