Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Welcome to the forum!
Working off lessons is pretty common and an excellent way of not only learning to ride, but learning about horses in general.
As for the cost ($475 for 10 lessons), I don't think that's bad at all, especially if they are hour lessons. That comes down to $47.50 per lesson hour. A lot of the rate depends on who the instructor is, how well he/she teaches, what they are going to teach you, and what the going rate in your area is. In another area of the country, the same instruction may cost over $600, and in another area, only $300.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
It's not always what you say but what they hear.