Originally Posted by Spastic_Dove
ETA: Spyder, the lessons themselves are 50. I clean stalls for $7 an hour *normally only takes me a half hour* The $45 was for trailering my guy to the field and using the jumps. $40 an hour group and $50 -60 an hour private is about average for instruction.
Even at a rate of $50.00/60.00 you should have gotten more.
I interact with my students and after I ask them to do something I ASK them to tell me what they think they got. This serves two purposes. I lets me know if they understand and it reinforces what I have asked them to do as they have to think about what they just did. I don't always tell them to do something but will continuously ask them to tell me what they think. I also expect them to know the consequences when something is not done right, and they should, if they are thinking when they ride..
I want any student of mine to be able to go anywhere and "know" when things are STARTING to go wrong, not when they have already gone south.
I don't consider myself as anything special so any coach can't interact like this I consider them ineffective.