I really don't like my current riding instructor, I feel like I haven't been learning anything, and that she doesn't know what she's doing.
My normal instructor is really good, she has her equine training liscence and stuff..
But, she has been busy, and now it's her mom teaching me.
I ride western, and she told me, when I was trotting a 20m circle, to pull the inside rein all the way out beside me to get her to bend..
Well.. guess what!? When I did that, the horse turned.. wow, thats a surprise..
So, now we are on this tiny little circle trotting.
Then, she told me to use my outside rein to guide her.. tried that.. hmm.. well she turned her head to the outside.. and went that way.
My instructor got mad, and said I had to keep the bend to the inside.
I did everything she was telling me, pressure on inside leg, outside rein, and pull inside rein all the way out beside me o.O
When that didn't work, I got stressed, because my teacher kept telling me to try again, but I was like.. omg!!
Then, after that failed, we tried some flying lead changes.
I couldn't do that either, because I can't tell if I am on the correct lead or not (only on this horse), because the right lead is super bouncy, and the wrong lead is smooth..
I tried to see which leg is moving forward first, it was pretty even o_O
So, I attempted lead changes, and when I was on the wrong lead, my instructor said I was on the right, when I was on the right, she said wrong!
When I ride by myself, I can get her to bend easily, and do flying changes etc.
But in a lesson, I feel like a complete idiot! Like I have never ridden a horse before (I have been riding for 5 yrs)..
^^Sorry about the rant :P
What do you think I should do?
I am thinking about quitting lessons altogether, I am sick of arena work, its boring me.
And, once I get my own horse, I won't be taking lessons..
They are the only lesson stables in my town, besides the other one, which I dislike as welll..
what do you think?