I am a completely GREEN beginner rider and had my first and only English riding lesson last Sunday at the age of 20. Which went VERY well!
I am curious about dressage because I heard that it is a good base to stem from when starting out riding. My trainer knows basic dressage (which is good enough for me because, well, there are no dressage trainers in Miami-Dade at the moment) but specializes in hunter-jumping. I'm completely open to anything, but I think dressage would be a great place to start for me.
I should also include that my fiance' and I are planning on moving to California in the next two years. So is this enough time to get my bearings as far as english riding goes? I know it's going to be an additional 10 yrs until I can be counted as an "experienced" horse person.
Living in the horse world will be SO MUCH easier once I leave FL. Everything horse related is usually more North of here, and right now I can't afford to just move anywhere for the sake of training and I do not have a car to travel an hr away to wellington to learn under a pricey yet beneficial trainer. (I am currently content with my present trainer so far anyway.)
So I guess I just wanted to know what you guys think about dressage for beginner riders and if its a good place for me to start (even though it will only be basic flatwork dressage) or what you think that I should do?