Telling my instructor that I'm leaving the barn to take lessons elsewhere?
I've been doing Western for about 3-4 years now, and I did English for 2 years before that. I really want to go back to English now, and I've already talked it over with my parents and we set up lessons at an English barn. I'm going next Saturday, I can't wait!
I am just kind of afraid and nervous to tell my instructor that I'm leaving the barn. What should I say? I was thinking something along the lines of "I'd like to thank you for all you've taught me about horsemanship and riding here, but I feel like it is time for me to go back to English. I'd still like to help out at summer camps if you need." How's that sound?
Personally I've been feeling like I'm not getting anywhere in my riding for a while. I feel like, even though every once and a while I learn a new thing, like riding with one rope, that I am doing the same thing over and over and there is no "spark." I don't really want to say that because I don't want them to feel bad about not teaching me enough or something. I just feel as though I could progress more in English.
So is what I am planning on saying good? I'm just kind of worried about this...Thanks!