Originally Posted by Dustbunny
At the barn where you ride is it possible to simply buy time to ride without taking a lesson? Maybe you could spend some of that money just riding and practicing what you have learned... riding at your own speed, so to speak.
Whatever you do, the more time in the saddle you have helps you become a better rider.
If you do take the group lesson, try and not be intimidated by the other riders. After all, they have not yet achieved "world class" status or they would not be in the same group class as you. : )
That's a fantastic idea, one I would love to do. However, they wont even let you go on the yard without assistance. Everywhere you go, on or off horse, they are watching you and telling you what your meant to be doing. To be honest, I wouldnt even ask, but its defitly an idea for when I start work there.
Would it be worth me asking to be in a slightly lower class then I should be going in for now, and wait for them to move me up? They have a system where each group is catagorised e.g Walk trot or walk, trot, learning to canter or walk,trot,canter learning to jump. Once you reach the top of the class and have learned everything you can in those catagories you get moved up into a harder class. That way it can be a little slower paced, and I wouldnt be in a class that's too hard for me, and if they think im good enough then they will move me up themselves?? Ideas please??