I personally think it’s always good to lease first, just to get a taste of what it’s like to take care of a horse. I leased my horse for 6 months and actually ended up buying her. The good thing about a lease is if you decide that the horse isn’t a good match for you then a lease is temporary, or if you decide this horse is the perfect horse and will take you as far as he can then buying is god as well. If this is your first horse owning experience then a lease is always a good idea.
Life is not about waiting for the clouds to pass, its about learning to ride in the rain