Originally Posted by Dustbunny
It sounds like this horse is a long way from being an arena horse for someone else to ride...and pay for the ride. Then you need to consider insurance for liability.
Just consider all the issues before you take this on. Sometimes we want something so badly that it hurts. But it hurts worse to have it and lose it not to mention the hole in the wallet.
If you can handle it, fine. But don't plan on any sort of imcome until way down the road. You need a very well trained horse for that.
Good luck with your decision.
Couldn't agree more! Ask around here just how expensive liability insurance is-and how important it is to carry it to protect yourself if you are thinking about trying to make money off someone else riding your horse. Heck, my spouse got bucked off one of our horses last fall and broke his wrist. We quit counting at $50k in medical expenses
Although most were covered just imagine what a mess that would have been had that been a "friend" riding our horse who didn't have insurance and looked for us to make things right.