Hi, I might be buying a lipizzaner mare. But before I buy (or if I even can buy) I want to know if they are good jumping horses. I ride dressage, hunter and jumper, bareback, and looking to start some cross country. This horse has some jumper training and I'm extremly short on money to spend on training so I was also wondering if I would be able to train her a bit myself. I'm 14 years old and have been riding with some serious dressage trainers with some history of hunters. If I get a horse I will not be able to afford lessons anymore... The horse would live on my property. I would for sure be able to pay for every essentials that this horse would need. Do you think I would be able to train and not totally screw up this horse? My plan was to use online training. Like training videos for horse and rider/ how to videos on youtube and general web sites. I would also study the position and skill of riders on youtube and stuff and compare their riding form to mine via tape. Its the only thing I can afford.. But I don't find yelling, strict, and no instructor to student relationship to be working very well. I have two options. Ride once a week maybe two on lesson horses (trainers have told me I will not exceed in my riding by not owning and riding my own horse). Or have my own horse and use the internet as my trainer. I totally want to pick get my own horse and stuff... I'm in a seriously hard situation and hope I can get some help answering some of my questions... Heres a pic of the horse I may buy :
Just want to add in there, I'm planning on training this horse more natural horsemanship. Think I can do this?