Find out if your trainer is right for your learning style.
BY MEGAN ARSZMAN / PHOTOS BY SHELLEY PAULSON
You learn something new every day. At least, that’s how the saying goes, right? But at some point, you might find your- self in a stale place with your riding instructor. Or, perhaps you find the direction of your lessons or the barn’s goals don’t align with your own. You might be starting to look for your first riding instructor, or seeking an instructor in a new discipline. As with everything else related to horses, taking lessons
can be expensive. You want to be sure that you’re enjoying what you spend your
hard-earned money and limited spare time on.
What are the best ways to make sure you’re continuing to learn how to ride
your horse better, while still enjoying those precious moments in the saddle?
A Learning Experience
| 1. Decide what your
riding goals are. |
Are you a beginner who just wants
to be comfortable on a horse at all
three gaits, or a seasoned competitor
looking to take your game to the
It’s important to take some time
to think about what your riding
goals are and where you see yourself
in the next year or two before setting out to find the right instructor.