When they ask you why you take riding lessons when you already know how to ride? I get that all the time and it is hard to explain to them how there is always more to learn, room for improvement, etc. I have ridden for about 40 years, raised and trained a few babies, and am presently training a 4 year old who I have had since he was 18 mos. To them it just seems ridiculous that I would waste my money on lessons, but I could not do it otherwise. My coach helps me to stay focused, assists me with problems and challenges that arise, and keeps me motivated. I guess I just answered my own question!