Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mid Northern TN
Haven't read all the replies. Here's my two cents.
I have a very good instructor back home. I love him and he's fabulous. He has one lesson horse. Sometimes when I go to ride with him, I ride another of his students' horses. I assume that is part of his agreement with them and he has permission to use them in lessons. On the flip side, if I boarded where he is, I'd be thrilled to have him use my horse for up to daily lessons (even though my horse is so far from a schoolmaster it's funny) because I KNOW he would not allow anyone to mistreat or mistrain my horse, and my horse would likely be better for it.
Now, if we had never talked about it, and I showed up or just found out, I would be mad, just like you! But so long as it was agreed-upon beforehand and there was a limit of number or length of rides so as not to wear my horse out too much, it could work out well.
ETA: I would expect something in return though, probably free lessons or reduced board for me. :)
Last edited by Sharpie; 06-08-2013 at 04:42 PM.