Buying the dressage schoolmaster
I am taking the plunge and starting the search for my next equine partner. I have been looking at the older schoolmaster type but now I am more confused than ever.
I come from h/j land where buying a horse in their late teens would be unusual. Paying 30k for an older horse? Ha!
I know I can't afford a horse in its prime. I am prepared for maintainence to be required and will provide retirement. I was not prepared for the sticker shock that came with it! Also, a couple of the prospects have had colic surgery... Anyone have experience with this?
Have you ever purchased an old schoolmaster? Any advice?