I have agreed with the yard owner/my instructor, that I can buy my first horse (Spirit) in about Feb time, basically when I have all the £ saved up. In the meantime, I ride him for 1-2 lessons per week at the moment and that will carry on!
The only possible downside is that he is to remain at the yard on working livery - which is just 1-2 lessons on a Wed, the same again on a Sat and then c.2 trail rides per week in the summer (we are in a touristy area in France but the horses arent typical trek horses, there are quite a few different trails into the mountains and they are well looked after etc.... mainly walking with the tourists really. He is 7 and is perfectly built for trail riding (draft x anglo arab)
I am just a bit concerned about how to bond with him, I know it will be more difficult because other people will ride him but I am prepared for the extra effort! As he lives out, most of my time can be spent riding, grooming, bonding etc... :) Do you think it is possible?