Originally Posted by wishingforahorse
I'm a beginner rider, and have only had 2 lessons. Things with my dad aren't going too great, and I haven't seen him for 2 weeks. He owns a horse stable, so that is where I get to have lessons. My family is really pressuring me into taking lessons at another stable, that I was originally going to go to. In a way I want to, because I don't want to have to rely on my dad. But if I call this stable and take lessons at it, I would still be riding at my dad's place.
I'm worried that I'll become a bad rider if two people are teaching me.
So is it a good idea or not?
I'm a little confused. Will your Dad be giving you lessons? If you're not getting along & haven't seen him for weeks what is going to change? You need consistancy as a new rider.
Anyway, I wouldn't suggest a new rider to take lessons at 2 different places. Maybe take lessons & practice what you learned at your Dad's place. You'll have a hard enough time trying to remember everything & no two people teach exactly alike & it could get confusing for you.
You don't want to spend your lessons saying or thinking,"But that's not what so & so said."
Try to spend some time watching lessons at each barn & decide which style of teaching will work best for you. Watch other riders take lessons & see which one appeals most to you. Some instructors are more lax while others may be detailed oriented.
You may have less tension not riding with your Dad, but only you can decide that.