Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Australia, Queensland
So apparently noone except for the young riding instructor knew about all this disability stuff. I respect the older instructorss wishes and got her the certificate and am finally allowed to ride again and she is very kind and is helping me progress very good and she also is making sure that I don't use all my energy up at the start of the lesson and lengthen it out and if I don't feel comfortable doing something, like trotting poles or trotting or whatever the lesson kids are doing, then I don't have to.
Though the younger instructor is very much different...she is very unhappy about me riding again, will only let me ride one horse(though atm im pretty happy on him :) though he did bite me badly on the hip). She isnt really an instructor as she doesnt have her certificate yet, is still learning but she's from victoria and is very 'iffy' she wanted to sell our little 11hh pony diamond because he was 'unsafe' my friend got on him and proved he was safe and 2 weeks later he now has had tonnes of little beginners on him. She also bought a ex race horse OTT about a year for 8000 and seems to think he's going to have a massive dressage career but a girl at the club whos ridden him thinks he would be more suited for jumping as he doesnt seem to really have a flowy movement or something, but I don't know as I havent seen her do dressage on him.
Another friend said apparently the girl has no idea what she's doing and that she's only just started riding.
:S so I have honestly no idea about the young 'instructor', but I fully respect the older instructor. I am saving up to ask the older instructor if she will come out to my horses paddock and do some work with us because I think we could benefit very well. She's honestly the best instructor i've ever had.
But the other one scares me and I don't really trust her :/
Horseriding- The art of keeping a horse between you and the ground.