I don't own any horses, but am considering leasing after a season or two of lessons.
That's about what I'm doing too, Bones. I'm also 57 and want to maybe try leasing a horse after another year or so of lessons.
Here in the NYC area, the temp has gone down 10 degrees & we have less humidity for a while. Maybe I'll have a nice day for my first horse show on Sunday. Lately, lessons have been like training for survival in extreme heat.
Dancer spooked at a killer crow ambush on Sunday and dumped me. No injuries, just one sore spot so it must be a good luck sign for the show. She's such a funny old girl - looked at me like "hey, why are you down there?"
afterwards. As if she didn't know.