Is it better to lease or just ride ??
I have always wanted to lease a horse. I got dedicated and i was so happy. Then my parents were like " oh just lets wait and talk about it " :-|. I felt like crying. Then my parents were like there is no advantage. I thought about it ........ that might amazingly be true. It will be $30 for the first lesson and $15 for the second lesson. YAY ! lol. So instead of leasing... i will go up to the barn 3-5 times a week and on like these 2 specific days i will take a lesson. I am starting to show this year. I think this is better ... Do you guys think so too? I have been riding for two years. :wink:
I don't think there's enough information in your post to provide you with a proper answer. If you are going to take lessons those 2 days, are you riding for free on the other three days? If you lease, what would the lease price be? I've been having this delimma myself. My lessons are $50 each, no breaks there. I only have 2 days a week to ride due to my work schedule. So I can lease for $375 which means I take my weekly lesson on the horse I am leasing and I 'free ride' the other day which means I can work on whatever I want at my own pace for as long as I want, or just go on a trail ride. It would be more expensive for me to take 2 lessons a week ($50 each x 2 times a week = $100 week = $400 a month) so I would save $25 by leasing. Plus leasing covers one lesson a month, so technically I would be saving $75 by leasing.
well i would be leasing the horse i took lessons on ..... ummmmmmm the lease is like 300 dollars and my lessons are 30 for first one and 15 for the second one ummmmm no i would not be riding the other days but really i don't care i will be helping at the barn . Plus i am very young 10-14 ...... so ? i will not be able to ride by myself on the trails or even in the arena .......... i need someone watching me
If you need to always have someone there, then it's probably better that you take lessons. Leases are great if you want to ride often (so it's more economical in the end) and sometimes just alone so you can work on other things (at your own pace as weiler said), and/or if you want to ride a certain horse and intend to do a lot with him and want to make sure you always have priority on him.
Having only ridden for 2 years and still young, lessons are probably still best for you :) because when you lease (unless you get free lessons or something) it only pays if you intend to do a lot of riding on your own.
thats what i was thinking too ....... i just wanted to see what you guys think
It sounds like you made a good choice.
The one big up side to me is that when you take lessons, you can go between many different lesson horses and become a more well-rounded rider. Riding various horses was the first thing I missed when I boyght my own horse because suddenly I was only riding the same horse day in and day out. Of course, it's great to ride the same horse for a while, but you really start learning when you have to ride different types of horses with differing training levels. And I'm always for helping out at the barn! It helps prepare you for what horse ownership is like.
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