Why do you still take lessons?
I'm writing my next column about teaching and why riders take lessons forever. My husband thinks after 40 years of riding I should already know what I'm doing. He doesn't get why I still take lessons (or more to the point,why I still pay for lessons :) He hasn't yet tallied up all the money I've spent on trainers, but I know he's thinking about it.
I'll also be writing about what makes a good teacher and what makes a bad teacher, having just returned from a clinic with a brilliant horseman but terrible teacher made even worse by far too many riders he was attempting to teach
So my questions to my fellow HJ riders are:
Why keep taking lessons? What so they do for you?
What makes a good teacher? What makes a bad teacher?
Why attend a clinic, especially if you already work with a trainer? What do you hope to gain by riding in one?
And any other thoughts you have about teaching and riding.
We don't all keep taking lessons
I quit taking lessons because it wasn't fun anymore, and then when I thought it might be fun to try again, they were too expensive. I accept where I am as a rider and I enjoy my time with my horse.