LTF- I'm actually quite surprised they're suggesting it. XD Apparently he's great for competing. I get along with most horses pretty well, so he should be okay, though I haven't met/seen him yet XD I'll have details next Saturday- that's when we agreed to discuss it, since he isn't for sale yet and they want to keep it quiet.
And I like the big, long-legged horses because of their longer strides... I find them less choppy (though I suppose it does depend on the horse's gait.)
Fawnleaf- Takes practice! Lots and lots of practice... though Learn To Fly is better than me. XD She deserves a horse, after riding 6 1/2 years!! I haven't really done any competitions yet (one or two, but they were just held in the barn for beginners).
Aww thanks BS...although really the only horse I'd want right now (well...probably lol) is the one I'm riding and he's not for sale XD. I understand about being choppy, but I never think as short legged horses as choppy because Louie isn't :P ....but my instructor's 16.1 hh TB is, well, springy, and a big mover so compared to him Louie might be lol. Most of our lesson horses are smaller (under 16 hands) except for one 1/2 draft mare, so I really haven't ridden that many larger horses.
Personally, I think you're ready for a horse not only when you fully understand the responsibility etc but also when you can find your own mistakes when you ride and fix them. I can do that now, but someone could do that after 2 months. It just takes awareness. Like for me, my "mistake" is that I look down, carry my hands too low, dip my shoulder and do something weird with my right elbow...but if I just look up it fixes everything lol. And just today I found out that my left leg is weaker than my right, and so Louie pops his left shoulder out when we go to the right. Yeah...huge wall of text XD
Now, after being off topic (sorry mods and CodeRed lol), ANTI-RANT!
I am FINALLY going to the new-ish Petco, the only one within an hour's drive in Kentucky, tomorrow. I sure hope they have a lot of bettas :D
And a rant-ish thing...I can't bring any fish home from the Petco lol
also I hate when I'm riding, and I am the reason we're doing something wrong or Louie doesn't get what I'm asking him, but I don't know how to fix the problem :/
**Sorry for the long, slightly off topic post!**