Should I ask for my $$ back?
Gunther has been in training for 3 months now.
The first two months with the trainer were great! Everything went well, Gunther as well as I learned alot. Mainly, I was taught how to gain control, his attention, and trust while mainly trail riding. Those first months were worth every penny spent. I even learned how to train other horses for trail riding and just to relax them. I can get on a hot race horse and calm him down into an old trail horse.
This last month however I have learned nothing, the trainer comes and watches me ride. He always said "if I'm not saying anything then you're doing a good job", the problem is he never says anything! I know for a fact I wasn't doing perfect every ride. He was great for the basics and for the "backyard" rider, but I wanted more in depth training. He can't do that. The other day he came to the barn, took everything with him and said "I'm going on half retirement to golf" or whatever. So now I'm left with NO trainer and I still have about a week left of "lessons" from him. He said to just give him a call when I wanted him to come out...
Originally I was going to take that week of lessons I have left and give them to my aunt who is planning to lease him while I'm in another year of college. But now I don't want to. I think this guy is good? I mean I've known him since Jan and he seems like a trustworthy guy. So I can't tell if he's taking advantage of me.
All I feel like saying is "can I have my $350 back for the whole month" I think he's a good guy and that's why I don't want to ask because he's very nice. I don't know. I'm very confused on what to do.
I mean $350 isn't a huge amount, but for a college student it is.