Anyways the lesson was much less to be desired. She had me shorten my reins to where I had my shoulders haunched over Pandoras neck. My arms were literally almost straight and I fell like I was going to fall ontop of her. She actually tied the reins in a knot so I literally had to put my hands very high. She pointed out some nasty habits I do have which was good such as looking down and dropping my hands below the whithers.But she wanted my reins very tight all the time to maintain contact. And I find with Pandora I do better if she has less contact and a stable seat. I find all of her students have very short reins and are almost falling over their horses necks. I wanted to work on my dressage seat with bent arms and a laid back seat. She also got me to half halt with both hands at the same time to stop her (Pandora) from being as strong.
Ontop of this, she demanded $35 for what was supposed to be an hour lesson which was 30 mins.
I don't know what to think of this lesson, I do believe in contact at all times but not haunching over the horses neck. I told her that I felt like I was was going to fall and she told me I looked fine :S.
I honestly don't know what to think of this lesson. If I do bring in another instructor that will definetly make bad blood which I definetly don't want that. Unfortunatly, I really like her stable because Pandora gets the turnout and pasture that I wanted so she can have a gallop. I've called the city flat for a descent stable and she was literally the only one with descent space and grass.
I feel like I should buy a ton of books and just do it myself but I don't know if im experienced enough to do that. It's very hard to point out flaws.
Ugh what do you guys think? This is stressing me out.