Originally Posted by Jumping4Joy
Thank you all for responding! I'm going to make a list of pros and cons. My trainer is really great though, she had my best interests at heart! I've been dieting so I would have an easier time in an English saddle and also for health reasons, and she doesn't want me to ride english until I'm 'fit' enough. I will take all of this into consideration! I really appreciate this! And if anyone has any more opinions I would love to hear! Thanks(:
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WHAT?? Leave, yesterday. That is not okay... and if she knew a thing or two about English riding, she would know that one of the best things you can do to get in shape is to ride.
It is likely that she actually doesn't want you riding English because she doesn't know a lick about it. AND knowing that, if you want to ride English, there are better barns out there, and you will likely leave for a better facility. She has no one's interests but her own at heart, and is trying to keep you around for her own benefit. IMO.