I've been trying to find a dressage instructor near where I'm moving to and it's HARD! I'm being posted in "Northern" Saskatchewan (silly flatlanders don't know what "northern" is )
HOW THE HECK do I do it?? So far as I can tell, I'm going to need to drive at LEAST 2 hours to take a lesson. I got onto THIS website: Certified English Instructors & Coaches - Alberta Equestrian Federation
The closest of those places are Smoky Lake or Wainwright - those coaches are listed as "Coach 1" - what does that mean??
I'm a "beginner" to dressage. I've been riding my entire life but have never had the opportunity to take lessons. Everything I know I've learned from old cowboys or from reading books or from the internet. I did break and train my mare myself and we have placed in local shows. We actually got 1st place in our walk/trot test a couple years back in a class of 15 horses But I really want feedback and input from an instructor in real life, y'know?
As for Saskatchewan - I expect the closest place I'll find an instructor is Prince Albert which is like 4 hours away. But I can't even find a list of coaches in the province.