Aw, thanks BeccaF and KountryPrincess. : )
Originally Posted by KountryPrincess
Also, it is really great to see someone getting into horses the "right" way, meaning, taking lessons first! You are a very smart person to do that. Even if you do want a horse of your own someday, continue to take your time with your lessons. I recommend newbies do lessons for a least a couple of years, and then maybe look into leasing a horse if they are interested in eventual ownership. Often the folks you take lessons from will be able to guide you when the time comes to own or lease.
Yep, that's where my head is. Horse ownership is definitely not in my near future. The more I read, the more I see the wisdom in following a slow path. My impression is that horse ownership requires a high amount of knowledge, skill, and commitment, ( not to mention the financial aspect). It doesn't seem like something to enter into lightly. As exciting as the thought of it is, the reality is that this is not the right time...and that time may or may not come.
I could see shareboarding or leasing being nice option at some point, but even that would be more than a year away. Riding without supervision anytime soon would pure foolishness. Yes, I have "ridden". But I need far more skill and experience. Weekly lessons a exactly the right speed for me.