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        02-17-2010, 05:01 PM
      #1
    Yearling
    Finding a trainer

    I am thinking in the next 6 months or so I would like to start taking lessons again.

    I have about 26 years of riding, 1 1/2 years of pony club, 10 years on and off lessons. But I have just been riding for pleasure for the past 6-7 years. I really need someone to critique me and help correct bad lazy habits I have picked up over the years. I would like to move more toward dressage(which I have 0 experience in) and explore Eventing down the road.

    I only want to take 4 lessons a month and practice at home in-between. Financially, with the kids and my work that's all I can manage for now.

    There are several barns in the area but I am just not sure what I need to look for qualification wise from a trainer. I really want to be pushed and advance. Any suggestions? Would really appreciate it :)

    I have been looking at this site and instructor http://www.dshorsefarm.com/DeepSighH...acqueline.html
         
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        02-17-2010, 05:28 PM
      #2
    Started
    That barn will cost you a pretty penny :) But I think it will be worth it if you want to advance.
         
        02-18-2010, 01:18 PM
      #3
    Foal
    I'm in the same boat minus the children. I usally ask around to see how other people have liked the trainer and maybe ask if I can watch a few lessons and get a feel for how the trainer teaches. I am interested in Dressage too and im lucky to have about 3 trainers at my barn.
    Good Luck with finding a good trainer!
         
        02-24-2010, 10:22 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    It can be hard finding a trainer, that's the problem I'm having right now in regards to moving your way (I'll be in GA eventually) and not knowing anyone over there lol.

    Anyways what I plan on doing I'm going to suggest to you, here is the SC Hunter Jumper Association website South Carolina Hunter Jumper Association - SCHJA. You could contact them for a list of trainers or and just start cold calling/looking at websites. I also suggest checking Chronicle of the Horse forum, lots of back east SC/GA area people who could help you.

    OH nvm just read you want to do Dressage and I'm no help there. Maybe SC has an association like California has a Dressage association that you could contact and basically go through similiar motions that I suggested above.
         
        02-24-2010, 10:43 PM
      #5
    Yearling
    OOoh! Thank you, I will look into SCHJA at least it is a place for me to start and find out if there is a Dressage association to get some leads from to.

    Good luck with your move, if your ever in a show toward Savannah let me know so I can come drool over Carlos ;)
         
        02-24-2010, 11:10 PM
      #6
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by CecilliaB    
    OOoh! Thank you, I will look into SCHJA at least it is a place for me to start and find out if there is a Dressage association to get some leads from to.

    Good luck with your move, if your ever in a show toward Savannah let me know so I can come drool over Carlos ;)
    That's actually where I plan on living, Savannah so I can go to grad school at SCAD. I plan on going, but probably not for another year or so lol.
         

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