I've been taking english riding lessons (with an interest to progress to hunter/jumper) for about 4 months now, mainly with one specific trainer, but I also tried out one other. Now I have some questions regarding how differently they approach the lessons.
So the trainer I've been with for the majority of the 4 months, has just started me trotting ground poles. We do some no stirrup work every now and then, but really only about three times so far. We also haven't done any work with cantering.
Now the other trainer, which I only took a few lessons with thus far, had a bit of a different approach, and we actually started working on cantering the second lesson because she knew I wanted to get into hunter/jumper and said that I would need to master this gait to get where I needed to be. I haven't had enough lessons with her to say much else, I just thought it was strange that we immediately went into cantering while my other trainer hasn't even said the word around me, haha.
I guess my question is, how fast should I be progressing exactly? Is it weird that I haven't started cantering with my trainer yet at 4 months? I get along great with my trainer, but I want to make sure I'm not progressing slowly because of their training style, or if this is normal.
Any input would be appreciated.