What are your thoughts on traveling instructors who come to your farm to teach? And how much do you generally pay for lessons?
I've always wanted to start my own lesson barn, but I don't have the funding at this time. I'm thinking maybe I should see if I can build up a client base of people who would like lessons on their own horses and maybe assist with training (or teaching people how to train their horse). If I ever have the money, I would like to buy a few ponies and start a children's lesson barn.
The only issue is that my teaching skills are rather rusty and I've spent more time starting green horses than I have working with advanced/well trained ones. So if it is someone who is showing at a higher level, then I probably won't be much help (although someone like that can probably pay for top quality lessons at a show barn).