My whole ridden life I have only ever had private lessons and when I tell people at my riding school they look really shocked. I came into some spare money today and although its not a lot, its enough to get sveral group lessons. Considering I only get to ride half an hour each week which is paid for by my mum, id love to be able to ride a little more each week. But theres just a couple of problems1) I am not a people person, and the girls at my riding school are all really bitchy! I don't know whether I would be happy riding while I have like 6 or 7 sets of eyes watching me while I ride, judging me, you know?
2) While doing a test at this school the other week, I was in the school for the first time ever with other people and I got really nervous. So much so the normaly good as gold horse I was on was being really tense and spooky. I couldnt concentrate properly and I kept missing my instructors instructions completly embarassing myself!
What do I do? I don't want to just try it with one or two lessons because when you buy lessons in bulk you get a huge discount, and that would be the only way I can currently afford it or afford to continou with it if it turns out I like it. Some reasurence would be nice as well as some advise?