Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Just south of sanity
You've only been taking riding lessons for a week? It's going to take a lot longer than that to become a good rider.
Contrary to what you see in the movies and on TV, riding well takes a lot of time, effort, and sweat equity even if you're naturally talented. For those of us who aren't naturally gifted, determination and perseverance can make up for lack of actual talent.
You haven't even scratched the surface yet. If you haven't made any progression in 6 to 12 months, then yes, it might be the instructor. But a week? You're lucky if the instructor has let you on a horse without a lead line.
Good luck. Remember, riding horses is a journey, not a destination. No one ever knows everything about horses, and you'll be learning the rest of your life.
You want the truth? You can't HANDLE the truth!