Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Germany- but not German =D
I am unaware of what price range the OP should be looking at, but maura has made some brilliant points!
Also, the lessons your husband has purchased for you- if you like them, I would keep them up for a short while, befriend your trainer and if the person is knowledgeable enough, take them with you when viewing horses.
You may be lucky, but try not to buy the first thing you see, you have nothing to compare it too, and with so many out there.
Also, take the horse at face value. At the end of the day an owner is trying to sell a horse, and as far as he's concerned its the next world champion- so long as he can sell it to you.
You may want to post on here for any you find and bounce ideas off people and see what they think, too.
You also have things like feed, possible rugs, shoeing/trimming, injections, insurance if you choose to do so etc to think about on a monthly basis too.
Have you thought about leasing a horse first, to make sure you're ready for the commitment, save up those pennies, and then look? I know a lot of people who buy horse's then find it hard to commit through a variety of different things, age, time, children, work etc. Might be something to think about.
All the best!!