Some reasons may be you're not getting along anymore or you notice that they have stopped putting effort into their teaching and are no longer helping you advance
When you stop looking forward to go to the barn or start making excuses not to go as it's no longer an environment you want to be in
Also if the level of care if not what you desire for your horse
I use to show Americans Saddlebreds and rode with 1 farm for 13 years on and off. Then I was offered a position working at another farm so I decided it was the right choice if I wanted to further my career. Recently I lost my amateur card and decided I didn’t want to be a professional in the Saddlebred world so I ended up leaving to go work at a sport horse farm closer to my house. I now am schooling dressage with my thoroughbred who LOVES it. Everything is different when you first leave but normally it is the right choice for you and your horse
I’ve moved barns many of times and i have trained with many trainers. Personally i use to have the same problem i was working at a stable and i trained there and they just gave my job to someone else. When this happened i didn’t leave the barn right away i went to local shows and looked at how other trainers trained and then i made my decision.
I’ve been riding at this barn for four years. I am on their show team, used to be a working student, and I volunteer for the equine assisted therapy program. ( all at the same barn as described above)
In the past couple of years, my trainer seems to be getting less and less invested in me... some times I feel like she just wants to be done with me. I was her working student for three years, and I loved it, but then she just up and gave the job to someone else... I ask to help, but she says she doesn’t need it, then gives the job to someone right in front of me! I love the people that own the ban but the facility is not the best... I have been jumping 2 foot for the past 3 years, and just don’t seem to be accelerating like my peers. I have been thinking of moving barns for a while now, with some other girls. Unfortunately the barns close to us are very expensive and you must own a horse to ride there. The barns with school horses are 45 minuets away and that is just not reasonable for me... Any advice?