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    Red face what did you do in your first lesson?

    What did other people lesson do you first lesson? i had my lesson back in October it was a group lesson i walked and trotted(i was also told how to stop and turn) I have my second lesson booked for tomorrow(again group lesson) what did other people do?

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    Any particular reason that you're doing group instead of one on one lessons?

    I would argue that for nearly any hands-on learning situation a one on one or very small group size (two or three) is vastly superior to a group session. It lets you focus on your progression far more so and get the proper attention from the tutor to ensure that you are performing the actions correctly (in a group even the most attentive teacher cannot watch everyone at once; not deal with everyone at once - plus the lesson pace will always (or generally) got at the slowest students pace).
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    money. last lesson i did get trot indvidelly for a bit though. and beginners lessons they only take 5 riders at most so it seems Ok to me (aslo some that were more advanded did trot without rains and they did tell everyone individual what there were doing)

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    and the instuter did mange to deal with everyone at once ,

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    More walk, trot and working on the basics of stopping and steering is what I would expect.

    I know that you said that costs comes into this, but please find out the cost of a half hour private lesson and the one hour group lesson. I would expect the costs to be broadly comparable, and you will progress far quicker with private lessons. Ask if they do any deals for block bookings - most places do something.

    But no matter whether it is group or private lessons, you need regular lessons to make progress.

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    Thank you but I happy with group lessons(it was actually half an hour my the time didn't include leaving the hourse I. and out) present me who played for these 2 lessons I'm planing to use my money for ridng lessons when I go back to uni. I was actually just wondering what other people did in their first lesson.

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    iirc it was get you in the saddle and walk around. Learn a basic stop/start. A bit of steering, then a bit of trot being led.
    More a case of seeing your confidence level, seeing how you sit, see how balanced you are, and generally trying to measure you up.

    I then did a few months private lessons as the 1-1 tuition means you get individual attention and you do progress as rapidly as your skills allow. Luckily when I progressed to group lessons, the groups are very small or mostly even myself only.
    Midweek daytime lessons probably accounts for my cheap rate group deal even when I'm alone as it keeps me coming back.

    Also factor in you probably will want to buy your own helmet after a couple of months in a sweaty shared one.

    Don't forget too that half the pleasure also comes from mucking out and grooming, not just riding.
    You don't really get to bond with a riding school horse if it's just once a week.
    I help a friend muck out on my days off work, and you can also learn a lot just by watching the better riders in the school and talking to them.
    Last edited by cootuk; 09-01-17 at 03:00 PM.

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    I won't be abbl e to do that because of uni by the time I'm finished I unI I would have 12 lessons can get 10 with my Christmas money there and my two here I don't know what will happen with riding afther that I hope I can carry on it that relays on geting a well played job

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    And also that means that won't be abbl e to buy my hamlet because of money and stuff

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    Does your Uni have an Equestrian society? that may be helpful for you xx

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