That's just it though. Bravo is home. He is with his owner. And he's obviously getting great care because he caught your attention. He's getting rode all the time by nice people who love horses. Groomed all he needs, petted. Strangers bringing him treats! And the owner wants it to be that way. He wants people to come in, ride Bravo, get attached to him, then be dumb enough to try and take the horse home. The owner then gets an easy $3,000. His horse is taken care of by someone else for a short while, but comes home time and time again, "Bravo! Thanks, Bravo! You done good boy. You sure did lay on the charm for that stupid pigeon. Now, lets find you your next sucker and my next $3,000!"
Yeah, don't fall for that..
Don't need a pen or any kind of corral as much as you need more knowledge. More books. More videos. More DVDs. More riding lessons. More talking to trainers. More talking to owners. More talking to breeders. More going to horse shows. More going to horse auctions not to buy but to see what's available and learn.. More learning about tack. More learning about insurance. More learning about costs.. More learning about vet bills.. More learning about trainers and their expenses.. Learning to spot a good trainer from a bad one. Learning how to spot pain in a horse. More learning how to prevent a horse from having pain. Learn about saddles, quality, and how they can really mess up your horse if used improperly and how you can get hurt if you use the wrong one.. Its endless! For now, riding lessons and learning! Maybe a lease at the barn where you're taking lessons if you want more saddle time..
The only thing evil needs to thrive, is for good men to do nothing. - Edmond Burke