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post #21 of 21 Old 05-06-2014, 04:49 PM
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A good instructor teaches a rider:
How to prevent problems
How to tell when the horse has a (specific) problem
How to fix problems

We also have to the same general idea as to learning - yelling at me all the time just gets me mad - it doesn't help me to learn. On the other hand telling me I'm great without correcting my issues is also non-productive.

Someone above said " she worked extensively on building a good foundation, with the belief that "once a good foundation is built, everything higher up will come easier." - my trainer believed this and we worked so hard on the "basics" that the passage and piaffe were coming easily (before mare injured herself).

Someone above said "Does your instructor ever physically get on a horse? Demonstrate by doing themselves rather than just telling you what to do?" Answer is a big YES - my mare can be tricky - it appears like we "almost" have something - but I can't get her there 100%. So I've asked my trainer to get on and she found that the problem was TOTALLY different than it appeared - enabling her to fix the real issue so we could continue working on what we had planned.

Dressage is for Trainers!

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