Originally Posted by gottatrot
You might be surprised, but there are people who would just be happy if you would ride their horse for them.
...and it's really hard to find the time to exercise two horses
Thats basically what I am doing now with my instructor. He has 4 horses right now (at one point last year he had 6). He is single(technically now he isn't), but his girlfriend is limited in what she does/can do to help out. So basically there is one person taking care/riding/training two trained horses, two yearlings, and a mini.
The whole reason he was looking for a student was to get some help with exersizing and taking care of his horses.
I will talk to my instructor tomorrow about leasing.
I wouldn't lease a horse from somebody my instructor or myself didn't know. I'll ask him if he knows of any, and I may ask my FFA advisor as well. (she owns a boarding facility and knows quite a few horsemen too)
From what I hear, it seems there are a huge
amount of "fair weather" riders in our area. I don't think it would be too hard to find a trail horse around here either. I guess I just need to find a puzzle with all the pieces in the box