There's a rather large lesson barn in my area that I am email subscribed to and I recently read an ad that was in my inbox that said "Learn to Jump in 6 weeks for only $197....Each class is 90-minutes long, and includes study materials and time in the saddle. Riders must be able to control the horse at the walk, post the trot, and have some experience at the canter."
How do you feel about lesson barns advertising learning to jump in such a short time? Granted, I feel the ad isn't clear as to whether you must come in knowing to walk and post the trot with some experience at the canter or if that is what will be required of them before they're allowed to jump. Regardless, learning to jump in 6 weeks? Sure you can learn to stay on a horse as it jumps a tiny crossrail in that time, but learn to be correct at the same time? I doubt it.
Have you ever seen ads like these before, and do you think they're realistic? Misleading? Downright unsafe?