Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~
So basically, you're saying that teaching a child to run before it can walk is going to help it run better.
Couldnt have said it better myself.
If its your
horse than you
have control over what the trainer does with him no matter what. You are paying her, you are her client, she should be listening to you. If you tell her you
don't think the horse is ready to jump she should respect your wishes. Any decent trainer should be able to see that this horse, at this point in time, isnt ready for jumping. If she can't see that, get a new trainer.
I don't mean to sound rude or abrasive, but I myself have delt with a trainer that would go off in her own little world and neglect any I said. The horse could do basic walk trot and canter (no flexion, impulsion just plain ol' gaits) yet she seemed to think he was ready to start jumping. In the end I was left with a sour horse and a sour taste in my mouth.
You are the owner it is your responsiblity to do what is best for your horse.