Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Minnesota, currently in Montana
• Horses: 0
When is it ok to stop lessons for those not showing/competing?
So due to some circumstances currently with where I board and take lessons from, I am most likely bringing my horses home and may be on the hunt for a new trainer. My issue is though, even though I'm in Montana, the town I'm in the active horse community is either so small, or so hidden there is virtually nothing, so it may be quite awhile before I find another trainer.
This got me thinking, because I'm not going to show or compete, how important is it to continue with lessons that are getting close to that level? I'm never going to show what I've learned or attempt to earn money from it. I'm at the stage where most of my lessons are consisting of teaching my horse instead of perfecting myself.
Is it possible from this point on with the resources out there to continue my horses training and my education on my own, resorting to outside help if there's an issue I can't resolve myself? How important is it for when up on the mountains you to be riding correctly as when showing?