I am currently volunteering at a local farm in trade of horseback riding lessons. I'm going to purchase my own horse for lessons and because I want that riding bond However, to be perfectly honest you'd probably consider me brand new to everything horse related.
So I was wondering if any of you would be kind enough to let me know what the average cost for a fairly trained horse for a beginner like myself would be? I am on a tightish budget ;] and I would of course have my trainer help me with everything to make sure that the horse is properly taken care of.
Also interested in knowing whether I should wait until I have my own land (few years from now) or what your opinions are to stabling a horse or putting it into a pasture? In your own opinion is that selfish to have a horse in a stable?
I'm also interested in what breeds are best suited for beginners and on an average, how much is it to care for a horse monthly?
Any other thoughts and opinions and tips would be welcome since it's going to be my first horse.
I could of course Google all of this, but I figured that I'd get more informative information from experienced riders/buyers.