Ok here is my predicament.
I asked my barn owner today if she had any horses for lease and she said "yes, ofcourse, all of them! do you have an interest in any?" and I told her "well, I only really know Hailey, I don't know any of your other horses." But I like Hailey so I asked how much it would be, and she said 275 for 2 days or 375 for 3 days.
Alright,..... the predicament!
This barn, with this horse I KNOW and ride well with, is 10 minutes away. It is the closest barn there is and my instructor is great.
BUT at $55 a lesson and $275 a month for 2 measley days I'd feel like I am not getting my moneys worth/I don't even think I can afford that (I'm not good with numbers and haven't worked out the math yet)
Heres my other option,
There are TONNES of other horses for lease, BUT they are all 45 minutes to 1.5 hours away.
But alot these horses sound great, and are well priced
ex. $150 for 4 days
or another one was $100 for 2 days or $200 for 7 days.
These seem so much more reasonable, but are so far away and I couldn't work with these horses with my instructor. If I were to lease one it would be like "on the side" riding time.
Do you think it would work out to take lessons at one barn, and lease at another?
I don't know what to do! I can pay more for convenience, or much much less, for something very inconvenient.