Alright, I've been taking lessons on Fritz an 8-10yr old paint/draft cross. He's the most wonderful horse. He's very gentle and very laid back. He can tend to be a tad spookish, but Im not sure if that's him, or him feeding off my energy per say.
Every time we get together, I have so much fun. I think he's a well suited horse for me. I am a timid rider, so having a high spirited horse just isn't going to work well for me. He's laid back and a bit lazy. I'm not sure if he'd be a good gaming prospect, possibly western pleasure? I'm not really thinking that far ahead.
So the lease is 200 a month and then I am required to take 2 lessons a month to make sure I am up to the stables riding standards. So that's 280/month. I would get 3 days a week to go out as I please, there are trails all over the place out there, a nice indoor riding arena, and a very nice out door arena. I assume that I would have full run of the tack room and so on. In the winter the lease goes down, Im not sure how much tho. Also, if I do decide to lease, the first 1000 goes to an over all buy, Fritz is for sale for 2200.
GahhhH!!!! So I'm torn, I LOVE this horse, he's a good boy. I can't REALLY afford the lease right now, but I could stretch things a bit. I guess my son will be going to preschool this fall, so I could pick up a part time job to help pay for the lease, and then if I choose to buy, help pay for board until things are ready here for him.
Any advice, suggestions?
There are pics of him in the picture section, also in the draft picture gallery.