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I don't know what to do!!! Help please!!!

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        04-30-2010, 01:25 PM
      #11
    Foal
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    Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind    
    What you are experiencing is a pretty common thing for someone who only rides lesson string horses. It is frequently not so much that the horses can not physically do more than 2'-3" but more that because they are lesson horses there is no need for them to do over 2'-3". Any lesson barn I know of basically says if you want to get past that level you have to buy your own horse.

    Lesson horses work hard for a living and their legs and bodies do not need the extra wear doing bigger jumps can cause.

    Before you switch barns make sure any barn you are going to will allow you to jump higher on a lesson horse.
    Exactly. Right now I'm stuck at 18 inches(although she used to jump me 3ft) because my lease horse is overworked, and my trainer told me I'd be jumping 3'6 consistently within a month once I got my own horse, so that could be a factor.
         
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        05-03-2010, 09:37 PM
      #12
    Foal
    I say do it, it doesn't mean you don't love the girls you ride with or your trainer any less. You need to progress, not just yourself but your horse as well. I know most horses love a new challenge, love to learn. If you never leave you will never know how far you can go.
    You can still catch up with your friends, you can still drop by to see your trainer. Sometimes we have to make hard decisions but the results are rewarding.
    You will come across this in life again, changing jobs, moving towns, etc etc. This is one step that you will have to redo in life again and again. Simply with a different situation each time.
         
        06-05-2010, 12:44 AM
      #13
    Foal
    I would say go for the change. If your instructor really wants you to be a great rider, she would be fine with you moving, and maybe encourage it. Plus, your horsey friends probably understand and as for Tia, whats wrong with coming by to say hi every week? And working is worth the experience if you ask me, I would give all I can physically to be a great rider.
         

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