Possible new horse
Hi all --
I rode a horse this morning that I could possibly purchase. There were a lot of pros, but some cons. I'm hoping you could all help me with this decision. Now before I begin, I realize that there are plenty of other horses out there.. so I'm not incredibly stuck on this one. I just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing.. for both me, and the horse.
Nora, is an 8 year old, 15.2 Sorrel OTTB mare. She's barefoot, and has had some training with dressage, and jumping. For the most part in the last 7 months, she's been out to pasture, and had no other training.
About me.. I used to ride, 10 years ago! I'm obviously plus sized, and stand at 5'9. I thought getting back in the saddle would be like riding a bike all over again. All of a sudden, I'm finding that I can't use my core, I'm off balance, and I can't sit at the canter! I felt like I was all over the place.
What do I do? Get the horse, and slowly work my way back in to riding again.. or let the horse do bigger and better things with other people? I already feel like I'm too big for the horse.. but I don't think my legs are too long.
Anyway.. any help/critique would be appreciated.