Originally Posted by Inga
Oh Thank Goodness I thought "How was she that much more solid in the earlier video?" ha ha
Still hold on the opinion of boots needed vs. tennis shoes for anyone. Also, like the idea of private lessons vs. huge groups. I don't think huge group lessons can do too much for someone. Things are missed that wouldn't be if the teacher was focused on you (her) Also, again for me, a safety issue.
Hahaha. Yeah, I realized after the fact that it was kind of confusing.
She takes one private lesson and one group lesson a week. I know it's an individual thing, but I kind of like throwing a few group lessons in because when she shows she was so much more prepared to ride among a large group of people then had she only taken private lessons.
As for the sneakers, I think each barn is different. They allow you to wear sneakers the first few lessons. I think because they have different level riders and many kids come to ride for the first time here. Just there policy. They ask that if you are going to continue to ride though you get proper boots.
What I love about this barn is that they have first time riders, National Champs, and all levels in between. They have older people who just want to ride again for fun and young riders who want to show. I've been really impressed with them and even though I was a little shell shocked about the price they obviously know what they are doing because that little girl in the previous video all wobbly and who couldn't get a canter going to save her life, in a year has improved a lot.