As much as I try to like this dressage barn, I think really it's geared more towards people who have their own horse and works out better if you are not total beginners.
I've bad 3 lessons there, and my last two lessons, my saddle time was 10 minutes. I kid you not. I understand that when the trainer is teaching me ground safety, saddling and stuff takes time, but it's a bit too much when I pay for 45 min lesson and I literally trot around on a lunge line for 10 min.
The other two barns I went to I get a solid one hour saddle time and I truly feel that it's much better for me.
Now these two other barns, both allow me to tack and untack my own horse. I'm learning from the trainer, she watches me do it, but she does not use my lesson time to do that. It's more a hunter/jumper barn, which is at this point more of my interest, but who doesn't agree that dressage is the foundation for all discipline?
The last barn is the one that I've use to ride in years ago. It's a bit rustic and run down, but I get such a good workout in one hour, trainer is wonderful, and I'm walking trotting and cantering. Trainer agreed that a few private lesson would be a ideal so she can help solidify my seat and some basics.
I am really more incline to go with this barn. I just cannot see how I can pay $65 to ride 10 min. And they say normally it take about 10-12 lesson for them to allow student to tack and untack.