After coming back to riding after a BIG break, I have really enjoyed it and have decided that a goal I would like to set for myself is that at the beginning of next year I want to start looking for a horse (to buy).
I told both of my instructors this, and they both said that my riding now is good enough for me to get a horse now, one even said that going out and competing should be a goal for this year. But I don't want to have to get a complete beginners horse and realise that in a year or two that I want a change (i.e. More challenging horse). One of my instructors suggested a lease - the thing is that if I were to do the lease I would have to cut down on my lessons.
I currently take 2 lessons a week (sometimes 3) and if I were to lease I would probably have to drop back to one a fortnight, occasionally one a week. My question is, which will help my riding more, leasing and riding 4-5 times a week without an instructor, or continuing with lessons 2-3 times a week?
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