Originally Posted by kitten_Val
It's $45 - 65 for PRIVATE lesson in my area. You can find group cheaper, but they usually not even nearly same quality (and most really good instructors prefer private or semi-private). I also want to mention that a good instructor will start from ground zero and won't let you jump if you don't have a solid seat, so be prepared to that (and IMHO it's a right approach). Good luck! Jumping is fun!
I agree. & the group lessons around me can be $10/hr cheaper & because our trainer does both group & private lessons, they can be just as helpful in the beginning as you can learn a lot from watching other riders on the flat like yourself. We started with all private, but because my daughter volunteers there all the time she gets to go to the group lessons & says it's great to see other riders doing things right and wrong so she can see what her trainer is talking about & also, talk with the other riders about how to improve.
Personally, I think good
trainers can do both private & group (3-4 riders) very well.