For a dressage trainer to come to me, have a 1hr private lesson, and with mileage (45min drive) it is $120 per lesson.
My hunter/jumper trainer makes a 1hr drive and does a weekly group lesson with 5-7 riders for $35 ea. But she also has another lesson and training horses that same day, so lots more income and cost sharing to keep that price low.
$40 a lesson is a good rate. The barn trainer (who is onsite) charges $35 for a non-private 30min lesson.
If the trainer was charging mileage, plus gas, plus travel time... that would be double dipping. But charging for mileage, or gas + travel time is standard for trainers.
It's a lot like nuts and bolts - if the rider's nuts, the horse bolts! ~Nicholas Evans
Last edited by KarrotKreek; 07-07-2012 at 02:01 PM.