Like, clearly I get that you should be able to ride all gaits and be able to tell if your horse is sick, but is there a way to know when you're ready to purchase? Do you just know, or is there a point where you have just accumulated enough knowledge to own one?
Also, when did you buy your first horse? Was it too early (ex. Getting a pony for Christmas when you were little) or was your horse too green for you?
Thanks in advance!