Love Lisa! I did a lot of western riding before I met her. My mare is a pill and not a lot of trainers wanted to work with her. I wanted to try English cause I thought my mare may do better. She was a great teacher and I went on to win a lot of English and western classes with my mare. She taught me control, both of my horse and myself. She will really challenge you and make you work HARD but it is worth it. She has become a great friend as well and has gone out of her way to help me in all kinds of horsey situations.