I have checked out one barn in my area that I used to ride at when I was younger. Before going I had been figuring that I would like everything there and want to move to that barn. Now that I have visited there I am not sure that is where I want to be. My main concern is the quality of instruction there. The main instructor there is younger than I am. Not that learning from someone younger than me bothers me, it is just that I am not very old. I don't know a lot and so I question the amount of experience someone younger has. I only got to see her teacher a 6 year old so I didn't really get a feel for how well she teaches and how much she knows. Aside from that, there are a few small concerns I have but I can deal with them if the instruction is good. I want to go back at another time when I can see some more advanced lessons being taught and get a better feel for how good this girl is. In the mean time I have found two other barns that I could check out. I really like the looks of one while the other seems less serious than I would like. I am already torn on where to go and I've only seen one option so I'd like some opinions on the situation.
Also, in preparation for leaving my current barn I informed them I didn't want my shifts anymore. Since I don't get paid with actual money and some don't consider it a real job I was unsure how to do about 'quitting'. So I figured I would just make them aware I no longer wanted my shifts. I guess that was kind of dumb of me. I don't know if I thought they would tell me how much notice they wanted or what. I ended up being told that they would let me know when they found someone to take my shifts. Considering the state of things there, I don't think that will be happening anytime soon. I don't know what to do now. I can't keep working there until they find someone unless it's soon but I've kind of screwed things up for myself by not saying how long I would keep working. I really don't know what to do here.