I had my lesson today and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be! I had Christine, the owner of the stables, teach the lesson and there was only me and this other girl. I found out today that the reason why things have been a bit messed around is because Christine was really ill and has spent the last four weeks in hospital and could have died
She has a bowel infection and it got really serious. So because she hadn't been there the two other instructors that work there (who are both only 21) have had to be in charge of the stables and have had responsibility of everything, but they were getting really stressed with at the work they had to do so she came back a little early.
Anyway, the lesson I had today with Christine was really good because she is a really good instructor (she normally charges £30-£40 for a lesson and I only pay £20). She really sorted my trot out because my legs go too far forward and we spend ages getting them to stay in the right position. I then did some cantering and I feel like I have improved on that a lot because I did far more of it in this lesson than I do in a lesson with my other instructor.
The downside of the lesson was that the other girl was a mardy 8 year old who kept having tantrums about doing things and kept refusing to canter because she thought my horse would canter too and run into the back of her! She got really angry at one point and started to really kick the pony she was on but she got really told off for that.
At the end of the lesson Christine said that she had organised this lesson for me because she wanted to see how I am doing after I got bucked off and she agreed that the larger group lesson was not working for me. I'm not sure what happened to the group I was supposed to be in, maybe they got re-arranged to a different day. She is going to phone my mum some time this week and try and find a group that I could possably join that is the same level as me, or I could possably have a private lesson later at night.
I'm happy with the stables now, and knowing what happened with Christine now makes me understand why things were a little complicated with the lessons.