How can you tell if you have a good trainer?

They should teach you at your pace. Sometimes I don't learn something new at every lesson because I haven't mastered an important skill. To move up to the next building block you need to master the lower skill. They should also listen to you and encourage your passion for riding. They should also teach you about what type of tack you are using and why you are using it.
You should be learning something new every lesson whether it may be a new technique, movement, or even basic horsemanship on the ground. They don't tend to sugarcoat anything, and say it like it is. That way you can keep improving.
Hi Veronica,

A good trainer pushes you without pressuring you. They listen to what’s within your comfort zone and respect if you’re not ready to try something. Instead of bringing you down when something doesn’t go the way it was supposed to, they encourage you to try it again. Good trainers will help you where you need it, listen to your comfort zones, and help you advance without pressuring. I hope this helps!
You should be progressing at a rate that you feel comfortable with. they should be pushing you, but also listening to your comfort zone. they shouldn’t be holding you back at all, but also not pressuring you to do anything you don’t feel ready for. you should be able to tell your trainer your goals in riding, and they should help you achieve them. you shouldn’t feel afraid of your trainer, but they also shouldn’t be your best friend bc they still are your coach. you should be able to judge based on the level you are on and your comfort zone whether or not your trainer listens and works for you.
Thank you!
You will be learning lots. You should feel like every lesson is counting towards something, and you always learn something new. You should never do the same thing over and over again, because you will never learn anything from that.
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