i guess i should introduce myself, Im Bea, 13 years old (nearly 14) and live in australia. I am here to ask for more opinions than answers.
so i have been riding for about 1 year, and yes i know thats not long BUT in my lessons we do two hours, 1 hour riding, 1 hour 'theory' where we have learnt to rug the horses, tack them, groom them, know how to tell if they are healthy or if they are sick, we leant how to lead them, lunge them, mix the correct feed, and alot more EVERY time we ride we groom, tack up & off, rug them and feed them, then take them out to the paddocks, (i also volunteer for the RDA) SO my lessons arent just hop up onto a pre tacked horse, ride for a hour and then hop off and go home expecting to know everything. So im not the best rider in the would but im not terrible and i am getting alot better, and if i fall off (like last week) smack on my back and head from doing a jump at a canter well i Just get back on! My mum used to ride horses and i get her riding every now and then, i also have friends who own horses etc. So i am wondering would i be ready to maybe lease a horse or own one? We plan to move to a property with a minimum of 20acres but in the mean time im really wanting to get better at riding and ride / care more often. I dont want to just leap into the whole ownership thing without any experience. And for those of you wondering, YES i have costed everything and done alot of research. I also plan to pay for the majority of the costs, i am currently starting a business for hand-made brow bands and other horsey things. SORRY for such a long post but i wanted to write down as much a i could to prevent confusion.
Thank you and congrats if you read all this