Originally Posted by magiccat243
Hi all, I'm fairly new here so please excuse me if this wasn't the best place to post this. My predicament here is I'm not sure if I should switch trainers. I've been with my current trainer for about six months, taking weekly lessons. So far we've only done walk, trot and trot courses. I'm a confident rider, an assertive rider and I'm extremely comfortable at both walk and trot. I feel as though she isn't advancing me. To put it in perspective, we didn't get to trot for about three weeks and since then we've only been trotting. It took over a month to just get off the lunge line. She routinely tells me how great I look but we NEVER do anything new. So, my question to you is do you think I should switch trainers? Thank you all so much!
Ohmygoodness! I know exactly how you feel! When I first started riding, my trainer did the same exact thing to me! I was 12, so I definently progressed alot faster than most of the students she usually teaches. Anyways, she kept me on a lunge line for straight WEEKS. I had perfect control of myself and the horse, but she still wouldn't even let me trot over poles, canter, or ANYTHING. I switched trainers because I actually wanted to GO SOMEWHERE WITH MY RIDING. &I did
Aha, obviously, it still irks me to think about it. In the end, I guess both of these trainers just want us to be safe, &be sure that we're ready. Have you voiced your opinions to her? Are you REALLY ready to move forward? If you say something about this to her, and she stilll doesn't let you progress, then I say definently YES switch trainers. Goodluck!