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post #1 of 12 Old 07-10-2013, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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I need help with riding lessons...

Ok so I REALLY want to be in lessons this year (I have wanted to for many other years but never got the chance) but I could really only find one that I liked and was close to me. The problem is the lessons are $30 and hour and private lessons are $35. I am not sure if my family can pay for that stuff. What do I do?
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-10-2013, 08:43 AM
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If your family can't afford it, you should save up money to pay for them yourself. Maybe ask for lessons for holidays/birthdays.
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post #3 of 12 Old 07-10-2013, 08:45 AM Thread Starter
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I thought lessons were only in the summer.
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-10-2013, 08:47 AM
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It depends on the barn. Most barns do lessons hear round. Some places have a summer camp type program and do lessons only for that. You have to ask the barn you want to take lessons at.

If your family can't afford it or doesn't want to pay it then you need to find some work and earn the money or use gift money. You should also consider that you might have to figure out how to get yourself there and back.
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post #5 of 12 Old 07-10-2013, 08:54 AM Thread Starter
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Ok thank you so much! Now I know what to do. :)
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-10-2013, 10:10 AM
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Not sure where you are in Minnesota but I'm in the east metro and if lessons around here were only $30 I would have jumped on that long ago. They are easily double that around here for a good instructor.

I started taking lessons when I was 8 and I had to pay for them all myself. Every single lesson for 10 years I paid for. My parents had their own businesses so I worked there. Depending on your age there are lots of things you can do in the summer to make money.
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post #7 of 12 Old 07-10-2013, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
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Really double? Wow... I live in the middle eastern part of Minnesota. :)
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post #8 of 12 Old 07-10-2013, 12:47 PM
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good luck with finding out about lessons

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post #9 of 12 Old 07-10-2013, 12:55 PM
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If you're old enough with enough time to do so, some barns I know of will let people work off part of their lesson costs by mucking stalls and things of that nature.
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post #10 of 12 Old 07-10-2013, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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