I'm sure this has been covered a hundred times! I'm returning to riding after many years ... I'm a grown up (daughter is in college) who wants to bond w/ a horse, have a comfortable, confident hunt seat. I want to be able to hack around w/ some grace and ride in our local hunt in about 6 months (season is early spring - late fall, strange I know!) I'm lucky to live near miles and miles of gorgeous trails in New England, some designated for riding, others for dogs, some for both, etc.
I'd really like to be where there aren't a lot of little kids and their parents clogging up the place (been there!), where an instructor will understand that this is part of an overall fitness program for me (I've lost 40 lbs and have about 40 more to lose yay!). Would also be great to have a instructor who really has a sense about matching horses to riders -- I'll probably be leasing for a while.
Thanks so much - I really love this place!