Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
A good coach will walk through with you, step by step.
Not only tell you what to do, but how to do it. Slowly, surely, educatedly.
If you are doing something wrong, your coach needs to point it out - but show you how to correct it accordingly.
Maybe discuss with your coach to do a private lesson one a month, or even twice?
This your YOUR money. YOUR time. YOUR effort. YOUR horse. THEY are there for YOU.
Don't accept anything less. Don't ever be scared to approach, to ask questions, to demand.
You wouldn't expect any less for other people you would hire to do a job - so why would you expect less from a riding coach?
You definitely want to learn, you definitely want to grow as a rider. You definitely want to better yourself....and you cannot do that, if your coach isn't willing to aid you.
You are only as good as your coach. Your horse is only as good as you.
I would definitely have a 1 on 1 with your coach. I would definitely sit down and express this with your parents.
If you don't tell those around you how you feel - they cannot fix the problem.