Okay I found a Thoroughbred that is about an hour away from where I live. His asking price is only $150, and he's everything I could ask for in a horse. The only problem is, buying the horse isn't the problem, it's being serious enough to take care of it. I want to make sure I know and arrange, (and have the appropriate funds for) everything I need to have a horse.
My mom has stated that she can't help me with a horse, so if I forget about the Thoroughbred I can wait two more years and get one when I graduate high school. If I get a job and money from my dad, that will help. But my dad doesn't really understand all of the cost that goes into it.
I don't want to waste owner's time.
What are good ways to be courteous, practives to follow, any tips, etc.?
I really want a horse, and this is one I absolutely don't want to pass up, his owner is nice and he seems great.. I just don't know how to pull it off; I've never bought a horse before.
This is him, by the way.