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post #1 of 11 Old 05-07-2012, 03:15 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone! :]

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?

Thanks! :]
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post #2 of 11 Old 05-07-2012, 04:02 AM
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Another angle is to offer to help out/volunteer with stall cleaning and stuff in exchange for lessons.

Best of luck, OP!

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post #3 of 11 Old 05-07-2012, 05:06 AM
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I don't think many people would lease a horse to you and give you lessons for $150 a month. If you did I don't know if they would be very good quality lessons/horses.

I think you're better investing in lessons until you learn a bit more. If you can't afford it maybe you can exchange working there for discounts.
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post #4 of 11 Old 05-07-2012, 07:49 AM
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Welcome to the Forum! :)

Lease and lessons for just $150 usually mean one thing: it's better to stay away from such "lessons". Your best bet still would be to look for group lessons (those go for $30-40 in my area, so you could do 4-5 lessons/months). You can also consider volunteering in rescue (if there are any around) or helping out in barn in exchange for lessons.

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post #5 of 11 Old 05-07-2012, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone! I found a place that works with disabled kids and gives lessons for extra money but they're willing to work on me with pricing... Hopefully this works out!! Hopefully I can volunteer to! :]
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good luck with leasing. lessons

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post #7 of 11 Old 05-07-2012, 02:08 PM
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I am leasing 3 days a week

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post #8 of 11 Old 05-07-2012, 02:42 PM
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Thank you everyone! I found a place that works with disabled kids and gives lessons for extra money but they're willing to work on me with pricing... Hopefully this works out!! Hopefully I can volunteer to! :]
Good luck!

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post #9 of 11 Old 05-07-2012, 09:02 PM
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The best of luck to you, and welcome to the forum! :)
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post #10 of 11 Old 05-07-2012, 10:35 PM
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Welcome to the forum!

I hope this stable you mentioned works out for you. They may even lower the price if you help out frequently with barn chores. Let us know how it goes!
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