I prefer a warmblood. They can do basically any discipline. They are great movers and are most comfy.
But your horse this year so that way you can get to know him/her before you go to college, my personal favorite is thoroughbreds they can do anything jumping, dressage, western anything you wang
Yes because you want to make sure you get the right one. It's easy to buy a horse but not as easy to find the right horse for you :)
So you think it's a good idea to start now. I know there are so many horses out there in the world!
I do not recommend getting a really old horse or a really young horse as well. Old horses can have a lot of health issues that you may not notice at first and you want your first horse to be with you for a long time! I don't recommend getting a horse that isn't fully grown because you don't know if it will turn out funky looking or poorly proportioned. Look for trainability and I horse you get along("click") with.
Start early! It's takes a while to find the right horse, so don't procrastinate. Equinenow.com is a great site!
No worries. I hope this helped :)
Depends on your country. Try a google search for 'horses for sale' or ask a trainer. (I can't recommend anything out of AUS)
Okay! Do you know of any websites where you can find resonable horses on?
Never to early to start. You should start by writing down criteria of what you are looking for in a horse (don't be too specific about colours and markings) and your budget. Them start looking. The looking process may be a bit tedious but perverse.
A big thing is make sure that you catch and tack up the horse and look at the living conditions when looking for a horse. Also take a trusted senior coach (no matter what level you are) to give you more advice on the horse. Also take a vet out for one final check. (You should test the horse multiple times)