Originally Posted by churumbeque
I don't know of skilled riders who would work a horse for free. I pay any where from 15.00-40.00 a ride depending on credentials and type of riding.
Our area may not be the norm. We have 3 major universities (UNC, Duke, and NC State) in the area and there are tons of horse skilled ladies in college with a horse back home looking to ride while they're at school. There is also a set of people that have been forced out of horse ownership because of the economy. In both cases, for people wanting to ride, it beats leasing a horse.