Hi! I'm Stephanie, I am fairly new to the horse world (I've been riding English as of September 2011) and I am OBSESSED! I love it and I am at my happiest in the saddle. I finally found a barn that has reasonable lesson rate so that I can ride two times a week. Here's my dilemma: I want to lease a horse to increase my saddle time however, the leasing option at my current barn is more than what I can afford. I have found another barn that is considerably less expensive to lease (3 rides a week including a lesson).
I'll still ride once a week at the barn I am currently at and replace the second lesson with the lease at the other barn.
Is this acceptable? I feel guilty, but I spoke to my current instructor about it and she can't work on the price of the lease which I understand and respect but I also want to spend more time riding. I would take more lessons at her barn but she is only available Sat mornings and during the week up until 5pm but I work until 6pm except for Wednesdays, so I am already riding my maximum there which is only 2 lessons.