What's the best way to go about testing out a possible lease horse? I contacted a woman online and she invited me out to try him out. I'm just a little unsure about how to go about jumping up on a horse that I know nothing about. I was thinking about asking if I could see him ridden by his owner first, making notes about how he reacts to the rider he is used to. Would this be odd?
Once I get on him, should I focus on anything in particular? I was just going to ride through WTC, maybe jump a small fence or two.
I have a mare already, but she's off for more training and I want to practice as much as I can to prepare for her, so this is a short-term lease.