After 14 rides and doubling our budget and halving the age we have found “the one” perfect horse for us. My daughter rode him once and for the first time said " i like him". Now what?
We have arranged for our trainer to school my daughter and horse over a cross country course and for a PPE by our vet the next day.
Please give us any advice and tips to make an informed purchase.
The rider: 15, only riding for two years, one year Starter, ready for BN
Is 6 years, has a record of 2-BN, 2-N, and 1-training. Placed fifth or lower with dressage scores of 35 and lower and clear XC but 4 and 8 faults SJ twice.
Most important is his temperament. He is so sweet, gentle, push ride, and wonderful ground manners. He is safe to be around, load, and ride XC. I cannot see any faults for this wonderful horse and I want to make sure my glasses are not rose colored.
I see this as a horse that knows slightly more than my daughter but still ready to learn from weekly dressage lessons and weekly trainer lesson. My daughter will ride him daily on the flat to practice, practice, and condition to be ready for their first BN in 2015.
Please let me know anything to help make this an informed purchase.
Also, I do not know anything about insurance and will ask for any tips there as well. I will start reading the forum for insurance info next.