Originally Posted by Kayty
JackofDiamonds, I just had two consecutive lessons with him and he was absolutely brilliant. My horse is EXTREMELY sensitive and easily offended, and Tor was the first coach I've been to that could actually get through to him without getting him panicked, and truly have him working. He invited me to come and ride with him in QLD at the end of the lessons, which I may just take him up on. I was hugely impressed by him, his training methods, his explanation of the work and of his ability to ride anything you throw at him.
That's wonderful! I have heard many great reveiws on him! I may have to go for a lesson with him and see how it goes. I must admit I did get put off with being told his very german in his training. But by what you describe he doesnt sound that pushy and understand when enough is enough. We'll have to see, I might just organise a lesson, but will have to wait for a new float!
As the germans train its just another horse and if that one doesnt work you can throw it away and replace it, and I understand a horse must be pushed but I don't agree with grinding my spur on there side until it breaks skin and there is blood for "sensitivity".