I am new to the forum. This is my first post...
I am fairly new to riding..being riding since May 2010 and ride 4 times a week. I can w/t/c and go over baby jumps. I am an adult rider and have a full time job...
The thing is..I am riding hunter right now 4 times a week. It includes 2 lessons and 2 practice rides. I found a really good dressage instructor who let me ride her high level dressage horse who was trained up to Prix St. George. I went on my first dressage lesson and did fairly well..but I know that dressage and hunter are pretty different...although dressage is the basis of all riding principles IMO. The private dressage lesson with her is about $55 and so that's $220 per month.
Here is my question:
1) Do you think having dressage lessons will help my riding or will hinder my riding since I am fairly new and still learning hunter/jumping?
2) I don't have my own horse and my only expenses are lessons. But if taking dressage lessons, I will be spending $400 to $500 per month...? How does it compare to other horse owners?
Many thanks to all your input in advance,