I used to go riding at a horse treks facility before I got Luca and no longer had time to go there. It was a nice place, the horses were healthy and happy and you could go on hourly and two-hourly treks around their farmlands. Their treks were AWESOME and their land is simply huge. They also have an arena with loads of jumping equipment and they also give riding lessons. Just a nice place.
So...yesterday I emailed them, asking them if they hired the arena to people with their own horses. They replied within a few hours, telling me that yes, they do hire their arena for $15 per hour, including all the jumping equipment. They aslo wrote that they also "hire" their TREKS, also for $15 per hour.
So I could train Luca in the arena for an hour and then go on a relaxing trail ride after. (Or would that be too much? Luca IS a very athletic horse with heaps of stamina) Normally it costs $40 for an hour on the trails with their horses.
Does this sound like a good price? I find it pretty cheap IMO, and they are a great place, they're not far away from home and they have a great facility, so I don't think it will be "you get what you pay for" with them.
Also, the reason I would like to use their facility is that here at home we are battling the hardest months of the year (I'm in NZ) with grass shortage and rain and wind
So I can't ride on ANY of the paddocks and riding on the road gets tedious for both me and Luca because we can't do much "proper" training then.
But yeah, do you think the price is good? I value your guys opinion
Oh and here's a pic of Luca, just because he's cute :P (click to enlarge)
His head looks so long in this pic
But anyway, BACK TO THE SUBJECT.