Ok guys im in a bit of a predicament here,
I am student so I don't have much money...which sucks but whatever.
Anyways this summer I'm working and Im planning on taking a lighter course load next year at school which gives me more time + money which gives me a chance to ride! SWEET!
I have so far calculated that I can afford to buy a horse that is around 3500, but I'm a dressage rider by nature and man...its friggin hard finding something that's descent around that price. I'm looking around but I don't see much at all. The occasional horse 10 year old here and there but nothing special. I was looking to buy something younger so that I can sell it for full price afterwards.
I'm not sure if I should go the expensive route (and take a loan), its risky but I'll be able to make all of my money back plus some. Or just go with something that I can just ride for pleasure purposes. I want to compete though and I enjoy training. Unfortunatly I cannot afford to keep this horse for long, only a year which really sucks because I have to take up a full course load next year in order to graduate. Im in sciences so I don't have much time on my hands with my labs running till 5:30 everyday.
I've always wanted to own a Hanoverian my whole life! Its my dream but they are sooooo pricey! I'm just scared that if I do get a loan and buy one something may happen to him/her and i'll be stuck in debt for 10 years after.
This all taken into account what do you guys all think?