I think one of the biggest battles is finding that right person to teach you to be a better rider. I really liked the trainer where I first boarded, he was knowledgeable and most of all I felt comfortable with him. Sadly, he moved away.
I went through a series of bad places and then came to where I am now. I enjoy the place where I board. It's has an indoor, outdoor and trails. The only problem is I've been there for almost a year and a half and I don't feel comfortable with the trainer so I haven't been taking lessons just watching some of them. Things are going pretty good with my horse, but I feel like I'm not growing like I should be. This place is close to home where I can get out and ride almost everyday. I live near a small town so all other boarding options would limit my riding time due to my job, the distance driving and barn hours so I'm not sure what to do.