Originally Posted by Siren
Sorry to be a Debbie downer but this does not sound like a good idea. You have only been riding for one year. I remember how I felt when I had been riding for one year... I felt amazing... Like I was the best rider ever and I was invincible and no horse could or would ever hurt me. I would ride anything, anywhere, anytime. You know where I ended up most of the time? Eating dirt. I also sustained many injuries I still battle with to this day.
I know you are thinking that you are just doing walk/trot, so what's the big deal but there is a reason people say green on green makes black and blue. An excitable three year old thoroughbred should not be on your list of potential horses to lease. Sorry but you need to lease a been there done that packer school master to teach you what's what in the saddle. This little filly, no matter how pretty or cute, will not ever be able to give you that. I think leasing her would be a waste of time and money for both you and the horse's owner.
I am not trying to be mean... Only realistic ... Please understand I am saying these things out of concern first, for your well being and horse education as well as for the filly's well being.
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I can agree with this. You have only been riding for 14 months and it is very risky to be riding a very inexperienced 3 year old thoroughbred. If you plan on jumping in the future, please do it on a horse that has already been jumping.
For your safety, I suggest getting an older horse that has experience and will carry and take care of you. I got a 20yr old arabian as my first horse and he has TAUGHT me things. Hope you turn around from this option and find the horse that suits you best.