Hi guys... My husband and I are currently looking at buying land. We have always talked about having a horse. This wouldn't be for a couple of years at least, but I am trying to research all I can. I grew up helping my best friend with her horses, and my father-in-law has raised some. This is what we were planning: To find an older, maybe retired, small horse or large pony. I am 5'5 and 105 lbs and have a one-year-old that I would like to grow up learning to ride. It would be out in a (at the least) 1-acre pasture split in 2 sections (rotated so the grass may continue to grow) with a run-in shelter. Supplemented with hay as needed. It would only be used for trail riding around the property and pleasure as a pet. Is this practical? Any suggestions? We are in south Louisiana, if that helps any.