Originally Posted by Morgonesse
Personally I don't really like group lessons. The only group lesson I took wasn't that great. I came into a group of people who had already been together for a while, and I was not at their level of riding. Looking back now I didn't really learn a lot in the lesson except some basics. However I do love the private lessons I have now. I like how my instructor focus's on me and what me and the horse are doing. Personally I feel like I worked harder, learned more, and had more fun.
On the other hand, if you want to take a group lesson do it. Maybe just start out with one, or ask the instructors if you can kind of try out one lesson, like auditing/sitting in on a class in college.( I don't know if any place actually does that but it sounds nice) Also I know a lot of people said that it will help you when you are around multiple other horses in different situations, but I have never had a problem ridding with others for recreation, to me your in a different mind set and your not trying to learn something, your having fun.
That being said, do what you feel is best for you, what do we know anyway. :P
You made me smile while I was reading this. For the most part you understood the most, however saying that I've decided even though im only 16, lifes a bit short to be having regreats. We arnt in anyway shape or form good for money, and I've decided I might aswell get as much riding time in there while I can still afford it. If I end up really not liking it, no one is forcing me to go again and all it will be is some extra time in the saddle