I’ve seen a few of these posts floating around, but nothing super recent. Moving from LA to Seattle area in the coming year.
30 yr old ammy, leased always never owned. Started riding Pony Club at around 7. Took break during and after college and returned to riding at 25, happily bopping around .80 - .90m, occasional fence 1.0m+ in lessons until March of 2020. I changed jobs (remote indefinitely, woohoo!) and ended my lease of a wonderful horse (RF Easy Going, yeah, Marylin Little’s old eventer). I haven’t sat on a horse since my last lease lesson March 14th.
Looking for a barn where I can both get my eye back (lots of flat and poles to regain sense of distance) with schoolies or lease option available as I don’t intend to buy in the next year or two. Would like to be consistent in 1.0m - don’t really have much ambition to do more than 1.10m.
Also would be open to an eventing barn - I rode dressage as a junior ages 14-18 and honestly, its still probably one of my favorite disciplines (not much interest in XC unless someone gives a saint of a brave schoolmaster that has their own engine). Combined tests are my dream come true.
Looking to live on any of the following places:
- Northern Seattle burbs (Shoreline/ Lynwood/ Mukileto, etc.)
- Bainbridge Island
- Southern Whidbey Island
I like technical, tough instruction, and hotter horses - my last 2 lease horses you could not ride with spurs and I don’t like kicking down to a fence. My favorite ride is hold, with leg.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!