One horse, two riders/levels...
I have stumbled into a great opportunity to own a very nice prospect who is showing potential. My current horse and I are running Novice, plan is to move up to Training next spring. My trainer has no problem seeing us easily doing Training. We've schooled it with no problems. Stadium is our biggest obstacle, so to speak, at the moment.
However. Boarding two horses, even with a discount, is pricey. Campaigning two horses is damn near impossible. I would essentially have to alternate what horse I take to shows, except for local schooling shows. Shots/farrier/feed/etc is pricey, but absolutely do-able with some pinching and changing of things.
I have already thought about what I'm going to do with my current horse when I am ready to move beyond his capabilities. I don't want to relinquish ownership, but am thinking of doing a half-lease for the time being, and potentially a full lease. There is a girl at the barn who is ready to move up from her pony, and Trainer and I think they would make a good team. Only problem is, I do want to keep showing him for part of the year, and put at least two TL shows under our belt. She would be going BN and possibly N. Has anyone done anything like this with good results?