What's your trainer's opinion of your abilities? If your trainer thinks you're ready, I'd ask her to talk to your hubby. Could be a good arguement from him if he just doesn't want to shell out the money or have you away from home too much, or he could have valid concerns. Have a heart to heart with your trainer about his opinion, and talk to him again. On a side note, my fiance is at the barn with me 3-4 days a week. He's involved, helps take care of Zee and totally supportive of my riding. He's also my photographer! I love the fact that he's so involved and always make sure to include him in decisions. I may not always listen to him, but it makes us feel like this is something we do together. I wouldn't have it any other way!!
I've spent most of my life riding horses. The rest I've just wasted.