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        07-29-2009, 02:57 PM
    Originally Posted by farmpony84    
    yeah and if I remember correctly... me and ilovemyphillip are very close by...
    Just wondering, do you have local horse forums in VA as well (we have 2 in MD)? I found out posting trainer/stores/parks questions at the local ones are extremely helpful...
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        07-29-2009, 05:03 PM
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    I have no idea....?
        07-29-2009, 08:51 PM
    In the horse world and especially with lessons - you get what you pay for. This woman trains with Jan Ebeling (it says so on her website), full training at his place is $2200-2500 US per month (not sure what one lesson is but I would imagine not less than $120/45minutes). Jan is a wonderful coach and you will basically getting his knowledge second hand (along with many other people's knowledge) through this woman for the bargain price of $50! This woman has payed hundreds of thousands of dollars to get where she is and you're thinking $50 is steep?? I think it's very reasonable, personally. You also have to keep in mind that many dressage coaches although they schedule 45 minute lessons will teach over that if they feel they need to.
    First thing is first I would go and watch some lessons and see if you like her teaching style and if you learn anything from auditing - you should.

    Good luck!
        07-29-2009, 11:58 PM
    Green Broke
    We are, eh? Im in Caroline county... well my farm is :)
        07-30-2009, 07:12 AM
    Super Moderator
    I'm in the fredericksburg area... we are fairly close...
        07-30-2009, 11:34 AM
    Green Broke
    O man! Im actually in Spotsy! My house is!
        07-30-2009, 11:36 AM
    Super Moderator
    LOL.... we are close then.... Not alot of dressage type lesson right in our area though... unless you go to Livingston Manor maybe? They are arab people but she's a pretty good trainer....

    Here is their website:
        07-30-2009, 11:42 AM
    Green Broke
    Thank You :)
        07-30-2009, 11:46 AM
    Super Moderator
    Now I will have to look for you at local shows!
        08-04-2009, 12:21 PM
    Green Broke
    Lol! I help shows at Woodpecker. I didnt this year but next year I will :):). I also might show at Hazelwild. But this is all next year :):)

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