Originally Posted by Aliboo
I just want some opinions on this.. I was driving home with my dad and he suggests that instead of getting a seasoned horse, I get and start a foal. I have about 2 years until college and I started english lessons this year. I would love the chance to start a foal or get a horse in general. But he isnt being realistic, and im doubting myself, because I don't have the time, money or experience. I really wish I did though..
Although he might think that he's got the right idea that you and the foal can "grow together"....that's more realistic if you're talking about getting a puppy or a kitten. But not when talking about horses.
The best way to wreck your confidence in horses, is to get a foal if you don't have the time, experience, money to start him right.
I think you've got very good gut instincts and already know your right answer. You're not ready now. But that said, after college and when you reach a point in your life when you say, "I'm ready" then you'll know you've made the right choice then. Because it's not just your life you'll be impacting, but that of a foal that will one day grow up to be a horse that....depending on your time, money, experience....will either be a mess or a well-adjusted horse.
AND you're going to start college soon which will further cut into your training time and money.
Tell him to save it for later. When you're really ready and be happy right now to be going to college and starting your riding lessons.