Alright, I'm looking for a place to take my neice to get riding lessons. She's just about six and I've done lead lining with her for awhile. She's started riding Lily "alone" now, but I'd really like to get her lessons.
Unfortunately the place I like is too far away for weekly lessons, so I've been looking at other places. I came across a stable that looked pretty good, but I didn't realize that they are a saddleseat stable.
I have NO experience with saddleseat, but it seems that a lot or all of the riders I've seen are riding with a pretty pronounced chairseat. Is that normal or expected? Can she get a good "base" in all types of riding by starting with a saddleseat instructor?
I would go check out their program before I signed her up of course and I'm leaning more towards a jumping type program anyways..... But I'm still curious about this.
Please don't take this as an "attack" on saddleseat riders either, as I said I just have no experience with it.