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post #1 of 2 Old 06-27-2010, 09:38 PM Thread Starter
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Switching Trainers

So, I'm switching from my H/J trainer to a new trainer who does only specifically eventing. The thing is how do I make this transition without offending my trainer. She has offered to get me into eventing but I really don't feel comfortable with that and also feel like me and my horses need a new perspective training wise anyhow. I haven't had lessons in a while with my current trainer and am going to be starting up ASAP with the new one and I don't know how to break the news to her, what do I do just call her up and be like "I know you've been my trainer for like 4 years and all and my friend but I'm training with someone else now..." Sense the sarcasm? I actually think I may have brought this question up a really long time ago but I never ended up finding a trainer I really clicked with but now I have. And if I've asked this question before I couldn't dig it up in old threads...so any input would be great. I'm really just a person who hates confrontation but I don't want to sacrifice what I want to do in terms of riding just to not hurt someone's feelings.
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post #2 of 2 Old 06-27-2010, 10:10 PM
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I think you have an obvious valid excuse there. It is my understanding the H/J jumping style is not the same type of jumping that you would do on a XC course. Maybe you could just tell your current trainer that you want to try something new and prefer to learn eventing with an experienced eventing trainer since the styles are different.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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