While I agree with everything said above, I myself bought a horse after a bad first ride. I couldn't get her to turn, confused her, and didn't know how to ride a horse that was trained like her. That being said, after lessons with the man that had trained her and a lot of hard work, she's my dream horse. I ended a few bad lessons in tears but now I get tears of joy after riding her. Was she out of my skill level? Possibly. Were we a good match when I first bought her? Probably not. But now she'll do anything I ask because I understand her and she understands me. It gave me a challenge and something to work toward which I think was good for me.
Take Me Captive
9 y.o. QH Mare