Well if anyone has read my previous posts i'm having a serious confidence wobble right now ridng wise! I have spoken to my western instructor today about this and her solution was to offer me a job! Now by job I mean while she is away from home teaching at the weekends she would like me to go to her yard and muck out (poo pick) stables (3) and feed up twice a day. Also I am free to groom or do groundwork etc if I feel like it also I think ride if my confidence picks up. In exchange for this she will provide me with free sessions. Either ridden, groundwork or with my own mare. I am paying £30.00 for a session once a week at the moment and feel I would greatly benefit from the extra sessions I would get. Although she won't be there at the weekends there will be someone that I can turn to for help if I need it. I am passionate about horses and although way in the future I would like to make it pay (not as a trainer), it is just that way in the future. Now my feeling is that by doing this 'job' and gaining the extra sessions, I could get the basic foundation I would need. I am not inexperienced with horses but am self taught so to learn things properly would by fantastic. My instructor is obviously willing to put her horses in my care inlcuding her lesson horses so I feel really lucky to be even asked to do this. Do you guys agree and should I be full steam ahead.