Awe I'm glad you finally were able to get a horse! Do you have any tips on how I can make money to buy a horse being that in only 14 and can't get a real job.
I used to feel that way alllll the time. Every one of my friends had their own horses and I was still working so hard only to get one lesson a week out of a school horse who wasn't allowed to jump more than 2ft. Finally, my work paid off and I actually bought my very first horse with my own money two weeks ago. Miracles happen. Hope everything works for you :)
Or stop paying for lessons so you can afford to lease. I learned more from riding my own horses then I ever did from my instructor
Switch trainers. I've had that same problem with my old trainer for waaaaay too long, but then I found an awesome dressage coach who helped me so much and even found me My first horse. Do the Same thing I did before it's too late.
I would switch barns/trainers if I were you. And your not a joke, your just stuck in a rut because your trainer isn't really training you.
I've had many trainers keep me doing the same thing waaaaay too long because they didn't know the next step and wanted to keep me as a client
I understand your situation. I went 8 years in one yard. I got to certain level and I couldn't progress anymore, lessons were not challenging and I finished each ride frustrated with my lack of improvement.
I moved yards and it was the best thing I ever did! I'm now leasing with the intention of buying when I find the horse for me:)
My advice would be to talk to your instructor, ask them to focus on certain areas you're lacking in. For example if you've a weak leg, ask to do some exercises to improve that!
Other option is moving yards, just make sure you look around to find the best place for you! It can be worth it!
But don't despair, you're not alone. Many people are in the exact same situation as you, it's hard to improve if you're not riding every day. Horses are expensive and time consuming and not everyones' parents etc are able to afford a horse.
See if you can help out on the yard for free rides; it's a great way of improving your knowledge, riding and shows your parents you're dedicated!
I'm not sure what my trainers plan is for me. Every lesson I trot, post, 2-point, and canter only a small circle. The owner used to be my trainer and she was teaching me to jump but now I have a different person and I'm barely doing anything
That doesn't mean you're a joke! We all have moments when we doubt ourselves, you're not alone. A lot of people ride in schools instead of owning or leasing. And not teaching you the same thing every week might be a way of varying the lessons so it doesn't get repetitive and boring?