As a bit of an extension on my Leasing Adventures post, what, exactly, am I gonna do if I can't find a budget friendly horse to lease? I've already lowered my height preference to 2'6", even 2'3" if it's a horse that shows potential.
Personally, I'm not about to work a 2'6" horse up to 3'0" unless the horse has some prior experience. I have four months to work with them and would rather not stress about it. That doesn't mean I won't try to school higher with them, but I don't want to push it competitively.
|Tried that, didn't work out|
But, like, I really want to get my bronze. Just the thought of competing at first level makes my heart race, and I mean that in the good way.
|goals, tbh, but at home|
If I had a horse to comfortably conquer 3'0" on, I'd be beyond happy. If I had a horse to do 2'6" on while also competing at training and first level, I'd still be beyond happy. I'd be happy with anything in between, too.