Too Soon? (a tad long)
So, before my Oldenburg actually sold, i was already looking into other horses. We went and visited a trainer that had some Morgans (because i figured i wanted i a Morgan) and thats how i ended up with my 2 current mares. I was able to get a very reasonable deal on 2 nicely bred 3yos with loads of potential...but for disciplines i have no experience in.
They were shipped to me the week after my horses sold, and like 3 weeks after he had been gone (he was on a 2wk trial). I like them...sure. I think they will be really cool show horses, but im having 2nd thoughts...a lot.
I began looking back on what my plan was 3 years ago before i graduated high school: go to college majoring in vet tech/equine studies, spend a few years doing working student positions in dressage barns, and eventually do dressage training/showing/breeding as a full time job. I love dressage, everything about it. Its hard work, but work that really pays off. Its a universal sport that can be used to strenghten your horse in any discipline. Since i first stumbled across dressage, and started researching it, i thought that was the perfect discipline for me.
The same year i bought Carnegie (my oldenburg) i began showing Morgans in Hunt Seat pleasure and eq. I love the morgan shows...they are exciting, the horses are awesome to watch and its just a fun time. I really started getting into showing the morgans, and out of dressage...though i still had my WB. I also started working on a QH farm last year with reining prospects which was fun, but im pretty well over that now. Dont get me wrong, reining is addictive and really fun, but probably not for me.
Anywho...im beginning to wonder if i made a mistake with buying these 2 morgan mares right away, before taking a step back and evaluating what i want to pursue in my horse career. I keep thinking about Dressage, just about everyday. Its an expensive sport, all equestrian sports are really. But there are a lot of good trainers in my area, but i cant afford their lessons...be it on their horses, trailering in, or they come to me. That is part of the reason i sold Carnegie, was because he was ready for the next step and i wasnt sure how to go about getting him there correctly. I could read and watch everything, but there is a HUGE difference in doing that and actually physically learning how to do it right.
What do you guys think? I think these 2 horses i have now will be great in the show ring, but maybe they arent right for me. They arent broke, just learning to lunge, dont know anything at the moment. I dont really know what to do. The previous owner said he would take them back, full refund if they didnt work out....but i dont know.
Im in a pickle, i need advice.