^^ I agree. Talk to your instructor, she may have not understood that you wanted ground school lessons and the basic grooming/preparing your horse to be ridden. If there's a ground schooling class, ask to sit in and observe them. You can learn a lot from watching other students, even when they make mistakes, you learn what not to do. Let her know what you want. If she's not willing to do that, then maybe it's time to look for another instructor.
With my instructor, I get there at least 1/2 hour early and go out to the pasture and get my lesson horse, groom and saddle him up. She's there to assist her students, although this is not part of the lesson. All of her lesson horses are geldings. Try to ride as many different horses as possible. Next month I'll start taking english lessons with the other instructor there.
If you hang around the stable for awhile, or visit the stable on days when you're not taking lessons when some of the boarders are there, you'll be amazed at what you can learn for free. Some are always willing to help you learn, all you have to do is show an interest and ask.
When I 1st started taking lessons, I would hang out at the stables sometimes just to get more time being around horses. One day while I was there, a couple of the boarders came into the stables with their horses. I politely said, "Excuse me, but I'm beginner, just learning. Do you mind if I groom and saddle your horse?" She handed me the lead rope then went and got her grooming supplies and tack. My riding instructor was there the whole time. They were getting ready for ground school lessons. I stayed and watched. I even walked a couple of the horses around the arena to warm them up.
Now, most of my lessons is on one of the boarders horses who has a busy schedule and can't come out as much.