I prefer private lessons and would not take a group lesson unless it was a clinic. If I was looking for an instructor they would have to offer private lessons. Just an honest opinion.
I'm not arguing at all. Lol! I think ANY type of lesson with the good instructor is much much better than no lessons at all. And I don't think you don't progress with the group lessons - you do. I also see the point that group lessons are usually cheaper and not everyone can afford private ones (totally understandable). I think the difference here (as you correctly pointed out) when you go more advanced you indeed look more for those tiny things to correct, and thats where private lessons are more handy.Ok, kitten_val, I get what you're saying, but my point still stands! :lol: I mean, if someone's hunching forward dramatically and their heels are slipping way up and they nearly fall off a horse that picks up a smooth trot when they asked for a trot (bad example I know), that should probably give them a pretty good hint they're doing something wrong. I understand that for higher level riders they will probably need more help from an instructor to pick out the smaller things, but at a certain point you should be able to tell when you're say, on the wrong diagonal and fix it.
See, I actually like jumping with other riders. I do my course, then have a quick chat with my trainer about the main issues and have a couple minutes to ponder what I need to do to fix it/catch my breath/reorganize myself. Also, I love watching the other riders jump and seeing their faults and how my trainer is having THEM fix it, y'know? I kind of get another chance to see how certain jumps can be ridden and how to handle certain situations.Private. I never get the attention I need in group lessons.
Jumping group lessons make me mad. You do the course once or twice, then sit and wait for everyone else to go. NOT COOL.