I was in the market for a new instructor this past month. (I officially signed up with one today) This one question came up over and over again when talking to potential instructors so I think it is time I start thinking about it. "What direction do you want to go in?" This was normally followed by something like "I can do hunter/jumper, reining, western pleasure ect. Ect. " Right now I am doing just generic w/t/c lessons. I have been in the horse world for ten years on and off, so I think it is high time to start figuring this out. I haven't gotten into a specific discipline before because I used to be a VERY nervous rider and trotting was an accomplishment so no one bother to prepare me for anything specific in the future.
SO. What should I do? My instructor can do anything and I can take my horse in any direction, he just wants me to decide (of course I can change later, he just wants an idea on what to work on)
I am currently riding in a western saddle but I am just about the same level bareback. I want to do something fun, maybe like mounted archery (my instructor has connections to mounted archery peoples)
Feel free to give your opinions or try to sell me your discipline.