I am new here, and sort of new to riding as well..
I used to live in Texas (back in California now) and my mom worked at a business that happened to be on a ranch so I was around horses often and would ride... The last time I was on a horse in Texas a car drove up next to the pen and spooked the horse I dropped the reins and he ran... Someone stepped in front of it to stop it but I was definitely scared after that. A few days ago I had a lesson in my city and realize this is what has been missing. I've been dealing with a lot lately and I need some sort of hobby. All I do is work and sleep... its sad. The lessons are expensive though ($50.00/lesson) and I do not make very much money. I'm trying to find someone near me who I could "lease" a horse from and get lessons from at the same time for hopefully not more than $150/month... I want to be able to go often and clean, ride, and groom. I just want it to be someone who I can get along with and ride with... I feel like this is going to be kind of hard...
Any input or suggestions?