Now... lol I have a gaited horse :(, so im kind of stuck and I can't seem to find local instructors? With gas prices I simply can't afford to drive 1 hour one way to a instructor. I would buy an english saddle and just "teach" myself, but again I have a gaited horse, and though I could do saddleseat I couldn't do actual English (i'm not saying you can't jump or ride a gaited horse english, but the simple fact is you can't post to a trot that's not there ). I've debated leasing, but again not many people are offering off-site lease, and I can't afford to pay $300+ for the local horses for lease (i fell in love with a mare that would of been perfect, found out she wanted board covered which was $300, she wouldn't do off site lease and lived about 40+mins away). So basically my final option was to sell my gaited horse and replace her with something broke english and non-gaited. Does anybody have any suggestions? Is there any where else I can look? I've tried Craiglist, Horseville and some other sites, and I can't find anybody less than 40+mins away. They average anywhere from $30-$40 a lesson, so that plus gas would be just to much. Given the fact that I only make $80-$120 a month from babysitting and my fiance's job is all we have since my mother doesn't exactly support me in not riding gaited anymore (since I got a gaited horse to trail ride with her gaited horse). Sorry its long any help would be great!