Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: On my horse's back! Obviously!
I would say private then group. Private lessons help you learn and focus on yourself, and I've found that I don't care as much about how I look. In group lessons, people tend to try to be their best, which is good, but you need to ride normally so the instructor can help you learn and correct bad habbits.
The most important thing for you to keep in mind is that you need to find a center that has good schooling horses. You don't want to be learning and focusing on making sure the horse won't take off on you, that will defeat the purpose. You don't want to harm your confidence if you are already a little shaky. Make sure you get to ride a horse who has been there, done that and is a little lazy so you don't have to worry.