Originally Posted by kitten_Val
You can rule out potentially not-so-good trainers by feedback and references. However you won't find out if that trainer works out for you or not till you try several lessons and see if you are making any progress. I did try several trainers (all recommended to me), but only the one I'm working with now can answer my questions (often tough, sometime I'm sure dummy) that other trainers couldn't.
Its definitely trial and error, especially right now. I can't even get that far because most places are either outrageously expensive and/or require you to have your own horse.
Originally Posted by VelvetsAB
Red flags for this new lady have already went off in my head.... She doesnt have her own phone number? How are you supposed to get a hold of her to cancel or change a lesson?
There is no written rule that because you take a lesson at a barn that you have to stay there. You can even say, I would like to take a trial lesson with you.
It doesnt sound like she was the one that initially responded to your ad...??
The lady's sister in law awswered for her, without even reading what I posted.
I don't know what happened to her phone but that's what I was thinking too.
My post stated that I didn't have a horse, and after speaking with her sister in law, the lady responded saying she had a horse for lease. I Told her I'm not looking for lease, she responded that she didn't have a lesson horse.
Most people do the opposite meaning you take a few lessons then your offered to lease the horse not the ther way around.