Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
Wow, that's really a hard one. I think what I would do is ask the lesson place if you could do a lesson every other week, or maybe once a month. That would probably be enough to help keep you from getting bad habits and allow you to learn some new stuff. Ask for homework including things to strengthen your muscles, balance, timing etc.
Then practice what you can on your leased horse. Work on building your muscle, strength and balance with the leased horse. You could probably do a lot of no stirrup work with it which will really be a big help in any riding.
If you have to choose between the two, I think I might choose the leased horse for a while longer until something else comes up because the lessons would be only once a week at most which wouldn't really help build areas that really need built up. I'd start working on riding without stirrups, etc on the lesson horse and looking for closer opportunities.
but this is only what I would do.....
By the way, why did your stable have to stop offering lessons?