Originally Posted by farmpony84
But I have some things I'm just not getting. Am I not getting them because they aren't able to guide me? Or am I not getting them because I'm not getting them?
Farmpony, I don't think it's because you are NOT getting something. As I said I tried number of trainers (ALL recommended to me) and was not getting
something/anything from most of them. But the lady I work with now can explain and make it work even for such a green rider and horse we are right now. Yes, I know that may sound too selfish and such, but I do feel we (especially my horse) achieve something in each lesson. You sound much more experienced then me frankly. May be your trainer sets too high goals too fast and you just can't "be there in time", or may be it just doesn't work for you and your horse.
I'd give other guy a try. If he's really great even once in 2 weeks may be way more helpful then a lesson every week, which brings nothing (or almost nothing).