Originally Posted by kitten_Val
[/LIST]I wish that would be always a case.
Unfortunately many people change the mind with time. I got my qh for trail riding only. I started dressage with her even though she's lacking dressage confo.
We can always change our minds - I myself went through two very
different horses before finding Nikki who I'm pretty sure is my "forever horse" ... but for a first horse I think it's important to have an intended direction. Know what you LIKE
to do so that you can get a horse that fits that criteria, then if things change we can either train for the new goal with the current horse, or if things work out a different way - sell the horse and get something that does fit what the new goal is.
The important thing is to get a horse that can physically and mentally handle what you're looking to do.