There is only one public stable (a few people own their own horses here and there in the villages), and they do have certified instructors, but they teach basics, like HOW to ride, rather than the techniques and stuff with riding. So that I'll probably have to learn on my own.
There is another stable in a nearby town, but the trip would be an hour both ways... and I KNOW my parents aren't too willing to do that, and bus fares are climbing really expensive.
I could still do lessons, but pretty much, you ride around in circles, without even changing direction. It's not exactly the best way to learn. So I'd probably just end up choosing a horse to ride each time, and then just arrive, tack him/her up, and ride.
The stable is primarily for harness race horses, so that's one reason why lesson horses really are kind of scarce, and lessons are kind of bad.
Even still... I'm really exited! Only a couple more weeks before I can begin!