What are some warning signs that your riding instructor is burning out? Are there any telltale signs that indicate that they're going to call it quits and leave the industry and/or move to another barn? How high is the turnover/burnout rate for horse trainers? I've been taking lessons for a little less than two years now, and have been riding with the same trainer for almost the entire time I've been riding and really like her. But there have been some big changes at my barn recently that have me worried that she's now unhappy enough that she may possibly consider leaving based on the barn gossip I've been hearing. I really hope that this doesn't happen, but I myself have also noticed that she hasn't been quite herself during my lessons too. It's not super blatantly obvious or anything, and she's not being mean, lashing out, or anything like that, but I have noticed a few subtle differences in her demeanor these past few weeks that indicate that she's not quite as happy as normal. So all of this now has me wondering just in general how often this stuff happens in the horse world. Do any of you with more experience than me in the horse world have anything to say about this? What all have you guys seen?