I know that when I was younger I didn't take them from the best trainer...found that out later, but oh well. My parents found a cheap barn that they could afford to get me 2-3 lessons a week. I love them for it I really do.
Ok end ramble and to my point...What do you wish you had learned when you first started out? For example, I wish I had gotten a better foundation with my seat and learned more about tack and trail riding. OR what did you love about the trainer who helped you learn the basics??