Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NW Ontario, Canada
best option for me?
So I've always wanted to become a professional rider (or at least be very good) and teach students and train horses one day.
I began riding in 2000, so over 10 years at least. I first began with my aunt teaching me in Germany, for at least 1-1.5 hours a day, random days for 6 weeks. Then I got lessons at Sunny Brook (current barn) and then went to another barn (Equine Innovations) where I was there under a year as a stable hand (and had not so good lessons), thus returning to Sunny Brook.
Truthfully, Sue (of Sunny Brook) is one of the best trainers I've had. But now, I feel like nothing is going forwards/progressing in my lessons. It's basiclly, working trots and walks, circles and leg yields. All for an hour, one day a week. So really, I'm getting bored. I haven't had a lesson with her in about a month or two (mainly due to work) but see Murray and ride him for an hour about once a week.
I don't know if I should ask her for more in my lessons or what. She is the only English coach where I live, the nearnest English stables about 2+ hours away. Would really not like to give up riding as I just bought a great horse, but not to sure what to do.
Any suggestions? Thanks.
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