Your experience level when finishing a horse
Alright so I've always wanted to break a horse from scratch,but hopefully that will be later in my life as I'm not even close to ready for that.But I think I'm prepared to finish a horse,example a horse that's been rode but needs to collect,"give" the head,and possibly needs some work on showmanship.So yes a green horse(silly me could've just said that).I have an older mare who's 18 and is bomb broke and can get a bit boring at times.She's lazy and the bad habits that have formed over the years when being a lesson horse are hard to fix,she is just now picking up the correct leads after spending 1 1/2 years to pick up the leads and keep them.Next year she will be passed on to my brother and I will be getting a new horse younger,with more will to work.
So my 1st question is next year if I was offered a green horse or a finished horse and you were me,which would you choose?If I would select the green horse my instructor would be watching over my shoulder at everything I do.
My second question Is it better to purchase a horse at an auction (would be at the annual findlay college spring sale)or on a site such as dreamhorse?
Sorry if 2 questions aren't allowed in a post just joined today!
Thanks in advance