Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel View Post
Can you find a lease horse (or a free lease) that you could take private lessons with? I would look at a different barn. Too many large barns treat lessons like a business transaction rather than a training and learning environment.
Where are you at if you don't mind me asking.?
I don't blame your mom for wanting to stop paying for lessons for those few weeks :/ It doesn't sound like a good learning experience for you.
After every lesson, I have at LEAST five new things to work on, and 3 things to 'perfect.' And a big ol grin on my face and a happy content horse. Try to find that !
I would really like to lease a horse, but I always thought that people offering their horse want experienced riders. Leasing a horse would be good because I wouldn't keep having to change horses every week, and I could get to know them. When I go to lessons, I never know if I'll be put on a good, forgiving horse or one that bucks when my legs go in the wrong place.
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I think my mum also doesn't know what to do. This stables are nice and care about their horses, more than the other stables that I used to go to anyway, but I'm not learning anything. I hate to admit it, but I haven't actually missed my lessons that much. I feel like I'm not missing out on learning anything.
I would love to leave my lessons having 5 things to work on, I don't think that has ever happened to me yet. I always get told that I'm still working on my canter.
I'll keep an eye out for suitable leases and I'll start looking for somewhere that I could take lessons other than the place I'm at. My mum agrees that I probably should move, but she doesn't think that there is anywhere else that we could go.