Yep, I agree. I don't know much about jumping, but I am surprised that they teach people to jump so soon as well. I would have thought that jumping would only happen after a rider had their form, balance, collection, and everything on the flat down pat at W/T/C/HG.
She is very brave and I think she looks like a lot more confident and secure in Oct.
I wish I could pick an ideal trainer for her (slow, steady, very particular, not a yeller, focused on the basics, but also someone who'd gently but firmly push her forward), but so far it seems that the one that we have is the best we can find. But since no one agrees with the way her trainer is doing things, and I don't have good personal experience / knowledge, I keep double guessing. I just wish I knew more and could have a solid opinion of my own, but my learning about riding is progressing slower than my daughter's ridig!