I am a college student looking into leasing a nice horse for the summer season. I've never leased before-- all of my show horses have been purchased. That being said, I really don't have any idea what the "reasonable" going price is for a few month lease.
I'm looking for a nice, capable 3"6' horse to do the A/Os or Adequans, and potentially some of the lower level derbies. I would like something fancy enough to be competitive; good jump, nice hack (winner would obviously be ideal). Reasonably easy I've previously brought all my horses up from green-as-grass to show ring winners, and I kinda feel like I deserve a bit of a break? That sounds silly, I know; I don't necessarily want a "robot" that will haul my butt around the ring without me having to do anything (that's no fun!) but I do want something that knows whats expected in the show ring, and that I can depend on.
I know that the price of such a horse will be considerable. But I really just don't know what to expect, so I'm wondering what people think the going rate is for a horse like this for the summer months.