I agree with everything everyone has said so far...while my husband was only working at our business, before he took on a full time job working for someone else as well, money was VERY TIGHT...We still have to CAREFULLY BUDGET for everything.
I don't own a horse & here my lessons are only $35/hour, but I still have decided up until we find a second vehicle to buy I will likely only ride twice a month. It's very tough because I feel SO GREAT after riding, and since I don't own a horse, volunteering helps somewhat because even though I can't ride those horses, just having a reason to be at the barn and AROUND HORSES helps a lot...
Can you do any riding working on the same practice you would be doing in lessons, in addition to trail riding? Or maybe get a good book that has similar exercises as your instructor was having you do and "work the book lessons"?
Maybe there is some middle-ground for you and your greenie, like ground work, possibly?
Best of luck to all...can't wait till we get someone new into office and pray that will help our desperate economy start to turn around!!
"I'm too busy working on my own grass to notice if yours is greener"
Last edited by Back2Horseback; 10-22-2012 at 05:40 AM.