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cowgirl928 07-22-2012 09:01 PM

Lessons...
 
Ok so i have been doing a lot of thinking and would like to and have the opportunity to start dressage with Hunny. But here is my question, I leave for 5 weeks for a study abroad program in January, and when I am gone she won't be ridden. Would it be pointless for me to start lessons if I am going to be gone for five weeks?

Failbhe 07-22-2012 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by cowgirl928 (Post 1610255)
Ok so i have been doing a lot of thinking and would like to and have the opportunity to start dressage with Hunny. But here is my question, I leave for 5 weeks for a study abroad program in January, and when I am gone she won't be ridden. Would it be pointless for me to start lessons if I am going to be gone for five weeks?

Well, I don't have any experience with dressage. But IMO, while the five-week gap might be a small setback, you'll still be farther along if you start now rather than waiting until you get back. I know once I decide I want to do something, I just want to DO it and have little-to-zero patience to wait!

Joidigm 07-22-2012 09:22 PM

If you don't leave until January, you still have 5 months to take lessons. Why not? Even if you do one lesson a week, that's some 20 lessons. You can learn quite a bit by then! I am away from my instructor for 7 months, and if I can afford to, I try to take a lesson with a local trainer if I can. I miss taking consistent lessons, I had a lot of fun when I did. Hunny will be fine when she takes a break while you are abroad. That shouldn't stop you from working with her now. :)

cowgirl928 07-22-2012 10:14 PM

ok, thanks! I will see what I can do with lessons now then

LadyDreamer 07-22-2012 11:30 PM

Five weeks is nothing in the long run. Do what benefits you most. Learning is never worth waiting on.
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LadyDreamer 07-22-2012 11:31 PM

That sounds funky. If you have the chance to learn now, why wait? That sounds a little better.
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Back2Horseback 07-22-2012 11:50 PM

I say go for it. If nothing else, when you return, it will be interesting to see how much of the training she (& you!) were able to retain over a five month period! :0) p.s. ENJOY your time abroad!! Lucky girl! :0)
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tinyliny 07-23-2012 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by LadyDreamer (Post 1610498)
Five weeks is nothing in the long run. Do what benefits you most. Learning is never worth waiting on.
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Does this sound better:

Learning never deserves to be postponed.

cowgirl928 07-23-2012 12:24 AM

well, we have our first lesson on Wednesday. bit of a problem though is that we have no dressage saddle. so now what lol

Golden Horse 07-23-2012 12:31 AM

Don't sweat it, you really don't need a dressage saddle when you start out, so take some lessons see how you enjoy it, if you are having fun then put a saddle on your Christmas list:lol:


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