We searched far and wide for the perfect novice lesson horse. We found Phoenix in Arizona at Cowgirl Cadillacs. Pheonix is a Gypsy Vanner / Shire cross. He is super safe, even for someone who has never been on a horse before. He is a babysitter, a schoolmaster and will take care of you as you get a solid foundation.
Lessons on Phoenix are offered at $135/hr.