I am Carol Noelle from Chicago and I am so happy to be here! I don't have my horse yet but am getting my very first one very soon hopefully! So I came here for some advice as this seems to be the right place for that :)
Ok so I have loved horses from afar all my life and have waited a loooong time to own one--that time is now! People ask what my dream horse is--well he is all black, like The Black Stallion. So, I am looking for a black gelding who is sweet and will forgive my green-ness, who I will spoil with love.
I found a great place to pasture board my horse when I do get him..I have ridden many times but just on trails with a guide and so I am starting formal lessons next week. Here's my situation: I am not interested in renting or leasing someone elses horse--I want my OWN! I have several people who own horses looking around for me--I also know that you don't pick a horse by its color but I LOVE black horses so much!
The other day I found an ad on the net selling a 3 yr old gelding, black, sweet, BEAUTIFUL. He is in Wisconsin and within the price I am willing to pay. I just spoke to the owner and she tells me he is not broke yet and that she does not recommend this horse to an inexperienced beginner like me!! :( I m heartbroken! She said she just doesn't have time to train him and he should go to someone who will train him. All I want is to care for my horse and ride trails--nothing fancy!! Is is crazy for me to think I could still buy him, bring him here to the pasture boarder near my home and hire someone to train him for me? Can't I learn with him? And how long would it take for a 3 yr old horse like this to be trained and how much would it cost?
ANY advice is very much appreciated! Thanks in advance and I am enjoying everyone's beautiful pics of their horses (can't wait to post my own!)
Carol Noelle in Chicago :)