Hi Guys - I need your advice on my dilemma:
I have been taking lessons for three months now and decided to try a new instructor. I had no idea she based her methods off of "centered riding" beforehand. So I go in and the horses she uses are hers so she's REALLY protective of them, which I don't blame. So of course I get nervous right? I don't want to do anything that could "ruin" her horses (she was a stickler about that like she won't let anyone lease her horses unless they take weekly lessons with her which cost extra). So anyway, I get nervous and tense.
To make matters worse, the horse would not go into a trot! The horse literally walked with me on it around the arena like 5 times! No matter what I did, the horse would not sustain a trot. The horse trotted for like a few seconds, but that was it. So she goes on to tell me I'm too tense, I have to breathe that there is some tenseness in my body that is not allowing the horse to go which made me more tense.
The entire lesson went like that:( She told me that she teaches her horses and her students "centered riding."
Would her method be worth taking lessons for? Especially since I'm a beginner and she makes me so nervous? Any advice will be appreciated.