I have been riding for just over a year and have really taken to it. My instructor has a 23 y.o. 3/4 thoroughbred, 1/3 Swedish warmblood mare that she is looking to lease. I want to say she is about 16 1/2h or so. I am up for doing a half lease with her, but am not totally sure what to offer.
My hesitation on the amount comes from the fact that the horse is a bit older and has been recently ill, although sound now. She is a very experience hunter/jumper and dressage horse, with many ribbons and certifications under her belt.
I love my instructor and really like the horse, but I also want to be realistic in what I am paying. Not only is this my first time leasing, but I am very green in the horse community. Any thoughts on what I should offer?