Originally Posted by MojaveRattler
I own a two year old foxtrotter, quiet, good on trails, can move with just leg aids(turning), and a good boy really. Looking at a TB to learn on, well all of them really. My neighbor is going to take more lessons and possibly ride the trotter on the trails just at a nice walk and no faster. He is rode maybe a hour to four hours a day, but gets his off days, check his back, knees and feet, joins ect. To be safe with him(mistake he was started just happened). Have a quarab yearling who I rescued(was skinny as crap) and he's just on spoiled duty, and walks to practice his leading skills. And I've been looking around to see if someone could teach me, I heave a english bridle right now and a lot of western. Thank you :} how much would be fair to pay? I'm wanting to learn mostly out of a desire that's just never really gone away.
If your horse is just 2 yo wait on getting any saddles or you may want to buy another one in couple years. Been there done that. Horses change A LOT while growing.
If you financial situation allows I'd look for private lessons (as I found them to be tremendously helpful, I didn't have a luck with group ones, BUT some people like group lessons). Many barns have lesson horses that come with equipment (saddle/bridle/pad), so you don't have to worry about it. As for price in my are it ranges from $45 to $75 for 45 mins private lesson (the group ones are cheaper).