Originally Posted by iridehorses
If you are doing this for a 4 year old - it is a terrible idea. If you are looking for a horse for yourself, you still have to consider professional lessons for at least your daughter.
No matter what you do - continue what you are doing, buy a horse, or lease one - you still need lessons.
Finances aren't the problem. It's just for what I am paying.. say I did get her a 30 min pony ride ever day of the week.. that's $560 a month and the rides are only 30 mins long.
For $560 a month I can feed, house, vet, farrier, etc a horse and I can ride, and she can ride.. whenever I want.. for much longer than 30 minutes
For the first time in my life I am debt free aside from our small mortgage and we our doing well for ourselves. It's always been a dream of mine to own a good trail horse and go riding into the mountains on the weekend.
I did the leasing thing as a kid for years. I don't want to pay anyone to ride their horse anymore. I want my own