Originally Posted by nirvana
Yes she shouldnt do it on her own, but it doesnt mean she can't do it at all. But my advice to the OP would be to ask her instructor to be honest with her in wether she is ready to take on such a responsibility.
I think age has nothing to do with the matter (it also wasnt her who metioned her age, nor did she confirm that it is a rescue horse). I was 13, when I got Trooper, and I was mature enough at that age to know when to say I need help.
This girl does not have a horse yet, but has her heart set on a TB rescue horse (direct from her, in other posts). In her other posts she states that her parents have agreed to help her with a horse after her first year of paying for it. The girl thinks that $4000 will cover the cost of the horse, board/feed, vetting, vaccinations, tack, etc. She stated she does NOT have or WANT or NEED a trainer, because she has had three years of lessons in the past. Maybe you were mature enough to know when you needed help, judging from this person's posts it does not seem to be the same case.
Plenty of parents are clueless when it comes to their kids and horses, so no, I don't think we should give her the benefit of the doubt and try to describe training an inexperienced horse to jump and assume she will use her judgement. She *is* asking advice, the best advice she can be given is to get a trainer to help her if and when she does get a horse.