View Full Version : being held back in lessons, can anyoe help???
1st Jun 2004, 05:20 PM
Hiya, me and my friend Robyn (who is called Ebony on here) ride every saturday in the 10 o clock lesson. This lesson is meant to be for 'good riders' and sometimes there is a 3 o clock just for liveries but me and robyn go in that because they do more advanced stuff.
We think that we are being held back in the 10 because they do easy stuff. Our instructer is really good but it's not oher fault, it's just because other riders in the lesson have to do things over and over again which wastes our lesson time. We aren't actually learning anything new but don't know what to do! Does anyone have any suggestions?
Julia x x x x
2nd Jun 2004, 10:34 AM
Why don't you try talking to your coach, and ask which lesson is better suited to you and why.
2nd Jun 2004, 10:40 AM
Take a semi private? Ask your instructor if theres another lesson that would be more suited to you? Concentrate on helping out the less able members of your class to try and bring them up to your level?
What kind of stuff do you do in the lesson and what would you like to do?
2nd Jun 2004, 10:57 AM
I understand your frustration as I too have the same problem in my lesson - there are people in the lesson who are not up to the same level as me (i'm not being bigheaded here) but they also do not have a great deal of confidence either and as a result we too spend a lot of lesson developing their riding and confidence. Which is great for them but fristrating for you when you want to be challenenged and progress.
I have decided that once a month a would swap my group lesson for a private lesson so that I can be pushed and time concentrated on me instead. I know someones already suggested it but I think it will work well.
Good luck :)
2nd Jun 2004, 02:04 PM
bertie - that's a good idea (about having a private lesson instead of a group sometimes) and i think we are going to talk to our instructor soon about it, i like to have a bit of a challenge when i'm riding!
thanks for all your comments
2nd Jun 2004, 06:04 PM
Yeah thanx guys!:D
AJ- We do either jumping or flatwork in the lessons. When we jump we only do tiny things-bairly a foot! And because some of the other riders need time to jump then we only get 2 or 3 goes at the most in about 20 mins! When we do flat work it's only trots and a few canters with an odd circle, it's not getting us anywhere as we have been doing this stuff for about the past 6 years!
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