Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Southeastern PA
Welcome, AnotherHorseDad, we tend to abbreviate names here, so if you see AHD, it's likely you were are talking to. :)
Some advise, Stan's a little 'out there' but we tolerate him. :)
And while your daughter is recovery, get to saving up. There's no such thing as cheap horse.
Welcome back Nicker.
Thanks to whoever said they wished I got more horse time, I knew who you were a minute, ago, and my mind has gone blank.... again. LOL
So in my news, I've been looking for a trainer, for about a year. There's lots, but I don't have a trailer, and they won't come to me. I stress that my best time for lessons is when the kids are in school, so that should be their quieter time, and I will pay more for them to come to me. I've been getting a fat lot of nothing. I don't have any horse drama in my area that's causing them not to come out. I did leave one trainer, but it was as amicable as it could be.
Anyway, I posted somewhere else looking for someone. Got a lot of mid range trainers contact me - and one who is outstanding. She's a judge, she's certified, and has two horse barns, one in NY one in VA. She's willing to stop off and teach me as she travels through. I've been stalking her FB page, and I am terrified. All her students are in close to show attire for their lessons. Erm, I ride in a tank top (and breeches Stan laugh). I am going to have to buy some collared shirts, and break in my tall boots.
I believe that she is going to cost me a fortune though, she's asking for an overnight in a hotel, which I can do if it's not Donald Trumps, and the lesson is once a month. But I am now trying to find local horse friends who would be willing to maybe go in on a group lesson with her, to help me with the cost.
About normal costs here at $40-60 an hour. I can do and did that once a week, so if it costs me $200 once a month, that's possible. I'd guess with the hotel, that it might be about $200.
I'm thinking less frequent lessons from a very serious rider is a better idea than frequent rides with someone who may or may not know more than me is better.
Brad's telling me to go with the best I can, I don't think he has a concept of what that will cost. He has no idea about the hotel yet. Not very sure how to tell him that. LOL