I've been looking into half-leasing a horse for quite sometime once I realized it cost a little less than lessons.
To those of you who are wondering what half-leasing is it's when my riding instructor/BO reserves the right to use the horse if necessary which generally occurs on days when the barn get more trail riders than available non-leased horses.
I was planning on half-leasing a horse from May to September but found out today that half-leasing is unfortunately not available during the summer do to the fact too many customers didn't like the idea of not being able to ride the horse any day they feel like it. But since summer doesn't begin until June I will have two full months to half-lease a horse of my choice.
I will be going up to the barn on Sunday to test ride a few horses and I will be sure to post tons of pictures once I made my decision.