Thanks for the advice.
I am also leaning towards the morgan cross as he has a great personality and seems to be pretty eager to learn. My husband just got promoted and I have been able to stay at home with our daughter. Therefore, I will have PLENTY of time to train him over the next 2 years until I graduate from college and become a nurse. But by then he will be trained and more fun than work I hope. I was planning on getting my vet out before any purchase on any horse, only to save my own end.
I do see your point on saving more and putting away money for a horse, but frankly where I live there are hardly any horses and the only thing around (about an hour and a half away) is a race track. My friend has three awesome horses all of which she got for free from the track, however, I do intend to jump a little and many of those free racehorses are pretty injured.
Before my search I did take into account Vet examine, checks, and care expenses, tack, boarding (3 months in advanced paid), farrier, and all other things I was thinking of getting done and or bought and with all of that I based my "horse allowance" on that factor. I have more than enough money and support for the horse and his/her long life and I don't worry about all extra expenses. I think the thing is I truly want to train my own horse and I KNOW I can get a great horse for under 1k. Like I said before I know its nice to be able to buy a perfectly sound, well mannered horse, but for me that might take some of the fun out of it. I look forward to training my horse and in turn giving him respect so he will respect me and we can build on that.
But I appreciate all the advice. I take it to heart!
Last edited by Undante; 05-25-2013 at 11:32 PM.