I've been looking into buying a horse for a while, I've been riding on and off for 6 years but now I'm here to stay. I've been looking into nutrition and I'm currently at a border barn. I know never to go to an auction but that's as far as my knowledge goes, I've asked a few friends and they've said that they bought their horse from a friend. I've leased and am currently leasing, I'm looking to buy around the end of the year because I am showing the horse I'm leasing this year. I'm aware of all the expenses and I have basic knowledge about how to take care of worms, cuts, and just horse care in general. I've been looking online and I would like to ask my trainer at the end of the year since this is her horse I'm leasing. I would appreciate any advice on how to care/buy a horse and anything of the sort.