I was wondering what everyone thinks about their current/past instructors and how you feel you learn best.
Names are changed: (Keep in mind I only chose to move twice...the rest was just how it worked out
Her barn was in pretty bad condition. I went there for my first horse camp when I was young, so I didn't know better. We did a LOT of bad two-point.
Strict but fair. Worked us hard but let us have fun as well.
Fun, kind, and great to talk to...but not the best instructor. VERY over-protective and had little faith in her own students.
Also over-protective. Personally, I found her lessons quite boring.
Pretty good. Strict but not too
strict. Divided riding time fairly between large groups of riders. But she was always talking on her cell-phone and to her friends in the arena (which she had a lot of). Could be kind of mean.
Mane: (current instructor)
Tries to keep the groups as low as possible- I currently take lessons with only one other person unless people have a make-up that day. Very educational, nice, bubbly personality. Keeps her attention on her students. She always tries to end your lessons on a good note and tells you what the next goal is going to be.
I think I learn best with a semi-strict but kind instructor. Someone who will push me when I need it but won't go psycho on me if I make a mistake.
Thanks for reading and I'm looking forward to any answers I get!