after years of fearlessly riding other people's 'project' horses, victoria brant was finally in a position to buy her own horse. but after opting for a four-year-old warmblood, she quickly realised she had made a mistake... growing up in rural lincolnshire and riding anything i could get my grubby, child-size mitts on, i soon developed a taste for bringing on ‘lost causes’. you know the types that no one wants to ride? those were my ‘projects’. fearlessly, i collected a decent amount of rides and competed at a respectable level before turning 23 and being in a position to buy my own horse for the first time.the combination of coming from a non-horsey family and a mountain of student debt, meant that i didn’t have enough disposable income to purchase a ‘safe’ option — no big deal, i though! this is where my steep learning curve really began.so i took myself off on a two-hour trip to purchase a four-year-old, polish warmblood.alarm bell 1 – unpredictable occurrences/...