I meet this woman at a new barn. She's had her 4 year old TWH for 1 year. I watched her ride one day, and I said to her-nice rack! It was No nod and a pretty short stride 4 beat. She was offended that I called it a rack! She says it was a flat walk.
She sees me ride, and says that my horse needs a gaited saddle because I'm not sitting right. My saddle is too deep. It doesn't fit the horse. I put her saddle on my horse and it's so wide that there's no resistance to my hand under the saddle. She says even if it's too big, it fits my horse so much better. My horse felt choppy and pacey, but this lady says that my horse is finally flat walking (!!!!!????!!!!!).
In my saddle she nods nicely, her hind hooves come right under my seat. She flops her ears.
I could scream. This lady is clueless, but a know it all. Her instructor stands right next to her and agrees!!!! The instructor has many years of good English experience, and jumping. She says she works with gaited horses too, but now I guess I'm seeing that she may not know gaited horses very well.
I need some good come-backs to this lady's comments. Know what I mean?