Re: Thoughts on schooling
Oh no, you're not alone !!
I'm not riding anymore, but I was exactly the same when I was - as you say, full of good intentions but very vague when it came down to what to do.
If there was someone there telling me what to do, then things always seemed a lot more purposeful somehow.....
And my daughter's just the same - she's in her last year of uni and works part time at a riding school in Kent where she's given the opportunity to ride, and also to do a little teaching.
Last weekend she phoned saying she felt so chuffed with herself as she was asked to give a lesson to 2 adults, both reasonably good riders. She felt a bit intimidated at first as she's used to teaching children, but said she felt things went ok, and then one of the ladies said what a good lesson she'd done, and that her horse had settled and listened far more quickly than usual.
Daughter was so pleased about all this, felt so proud of herself - and then said to me why can't I do this when I'm riding and schooling on my own??
Maybe there's just the extra determination if another person is there.