Hi, I'm new here.... Sorry this is so long
So, things have been changing a lot recently. Last year, I was happy and I was taking lessons regulary. I really wanted to show, but lessons were fine at that point. Then the barn had to stop offering lessons... It was kind of sad, but It had to happen... I worked there, so I just kept going there and groomed the lesson horses. After about 8 months of no riding, I Thought I found a decent place to ride, but it ended up being not what I expected it to be, and I had no chance of ever showing if I continued at that place. So I stopped riding for a couple months then a lease opportunity opened up for me at my original barn. So now I'm leasing my old lesson horse and nit taking lessons. I can't do much with my horse since she is an old lady (so no showing, no jumping, not much cantering, no trails since there are none). It's fine with me that I can't jump since I really want to ride (and eventually show) saddle seat, but I feel like I'm go going anywhere with my riding and I'm just getting into bad habits since I have nobody to crit. Me... So Now I might be able to take lessons at a decent saddleseat barn where I might be able to show in the future. The only problem is that it's an hour away, and I can't afford (or have time) to have a weekly lesson....
(ps I've been riding for a total of 6 years)
What would you do?