Okay, so I'm 17 and have been riding for about 9 years at my local stables. Though I've never owned my own horse, I currently exercise three for the liveries there - a 15yr old highland mare with limited abilities, a 7yr old highland/fresian mare, and a 13yr old gelding that is the spookiest bag of nerves I've ever seen. I might finally be able to afford one of my own soon so I've been keeping an eye on the local market and found one the other day that caught my eye. He sounds perfect - but he's 18hh. Now, I love big horses... But that's a lot of horse! I also saw one today, absolutely gorgeous, that's 18.2hh. I was just wondering what people's opinions would be; obviously I don't want to waste anyone's time, but these horses have to be sold to someone, so why not me? I'm not silly, I know it screams of impracticability and a naive dreamer. I certainly won't be offended if I'm told to stop being stupid.