Ive read the whole thread, and just have one thing I didn’t see answered. Arem, is there a ring/place for you to back/start said Jr that you’re planning to get? Even if you sent him out for training (I feel you’d rather do it yourself, but just covering all bases here) you’d probably want some kind of ring to start off with upon return or if you’re unable to ride for a week or month or winter or whatever?? Not sure, just throwing this out there. For costs - yes very largely area dependent, but without a pasture (grazing) a real ring, an indoor - honestly I would look to rent the whole place for a flat rate & if you are doing all the work & supplying everything no more than $100/month. Honestly, while adequate it does sound to lack anything required to house any kind of riding horse. Sounds like it’s a barn & a little pasture, ideally set up for “field ordament” horses. If you can make it work fantastic! But don’t forget the small stuff like rodent control and securing your tack. Keep us posted!