Hey guys! Well, I am planning on bringing my boy home for the summer, which requires me to purchase an extra horse to keep him company. Despite the fact I can get a free pasture pal relatively easily, I am not a big fan of feeding a horse to just walk around the pasture. I also want to move up the "training ladder", so I have been thinking about getting a prospect / project horse to work on. I am by no means a beginner, I've been riding for 12 years, anyway here is my question-
Training wise, what type of horse should I look into? ( despite that fact that all horses are different, and there are exceptions to every rule) generally, in your experience, is it better for a 'first project horse' person to train an ex-racehorse; a younger, newly broke horse; or a rescue? What difficulties will each type of horse pose, and (generally) what types would be more suitable as an eventer prospect.
Hopefully this question doesn't have too many variables. But I'd like to hear any other thoughts on the situation!