Shabutie1990 I'm in the same boat! I decided that with a new job to support myself its time to finally start lessons. I only called up two places, one that I found by checking out listing online and checking reviews, and other place that was referred by my hair stylist (they know everyone in a small town!- plus her daughters show horses, so I was pretty sure she was a good place to start). The place I found online I called up, spoke briefly with the owner/instructor, but she was busy and said she would call back- she never did. I crossed her off my list... but the second place, the one that was referred to me, I had a nice long talk with the owner/instructor and with any luck my first lesson is Tuesday- weather permitting. My best advice is to ask around, and see if someone doesn't get recommended to you that way.
My problem is boots! If I do have a lesson on Tuesday, I just haven't had the time to find a pair that works. Do you all think that she would be upset/not let me ride if I showed up in tennis shoes? I'm thinking that paddock boots would be my best option right now, and I was wondering if anybody knows about these boots? Dover Saddlery | Ladies' Saxon Equi-Leather™ Lace Paddock Boot.