Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove
Okay, I will be the first to say it because I'm sure someone else will.
The actual purchase price of the horse is going to be your cheapest expense.
You need to make sure you will be able to afford vet, farrier, feed, etc.
Keep in mind I'm not saying this to be mean at all.
Unfortantely, if you can't afford to buy the horse, how do you feed it?
What if it needs vet care?
Horses are probably one of the most expensive hobbies you can ever get into, and I would really suggest that you just wait until you have your feet on the ground before trying to have your own horse, for the horses' sake.
I think the idea of leasing a horse is an excellent one. Put up an ad... you could get hired a groom/exercise rider!
If you want to fly over to Canada, you can come ride my fat Arab plugs all you want.