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post #1 of 37 Old 07-09-2009, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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Well I've been teaching a few people to walk and trot on Chinga, any way. I have this one friend adn we will call her Nikki. So anyway I gave Nikki a lesson at walk and a small ammount of trotting on Chinga on the lunge. Then I was talking to her on MSN and she says "I want to start cantering" I told her no because Chinga has a very smooth but big canter and she isn't a good enough rider to do it and doesn't have enough balance. So now she won't talk to me because she things I'm stuck up because I won't let her canter on my horse.....

I really don't care if thats the reason that she won't talk to me because Pumpkinzmybaby22 had several lessons on Chinga before she even thought about cantering and didn't ask me if she could canter. But have you had someone whos been angry or rude to you because you won't let them do something on your horse?

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post #2 of 37 Old 07-09-2009, 01:06 AM
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Hehe. You are nicer than I am. I don't even let anyone on my new horse but my trainer and me.

But yes. My step cousin wanted to go trail riding by herself(she is 11) on my broke horse. Sure, he is broke, but I would not let an 11 year old off on our trails because our trails are advanced and kind of dangerous. Her and her mother were furiously mad at me and said that I was a "know it all" and stuff.

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post #3 of 37 Old 07-09-2009, 01:08 AM
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Not personally on my horse, but I have definitely seen this happen before! and Its a really hard situation to deal with, because the person ('nikki') just doesnt understand the risk of cantering ect. I think you should make her do some work without stirrups, and tell her when she feels balanced at the walk, then have her trot with no stirrups and that will make her NEED to balance. and tell her that if she can not ride without the stirrups properly then she is not ready to canter. Thats just what I would personally do. I really hope you work this out! best of luck to you!!

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post #4 of 37 Old 07-09-2009, 01:13 AM Thread Starter
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Well "Nikki" won't be riding Chinga again because:
A. She is mad at me because I wouldn't let her do something
B. She thinks she knows everythin
C. The main thing about someone riding my horse is trust and for other reasons I don't trust her anymore.

Simple as that. Oh and Pumpkinzmybaby yeah I am awear you will have woprked out who "Nikki" is. :)

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post #5 of 37 Old 07-09-2009, 03:41 AM
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Is Nikki a code-name? :P Haha.
I let people ride my horse, but unless they're a confident, capable rider they can't get my boy to canter. He doesn't like to go, he needs his buttons pushed the right way.
But I agree with you not letting her ride, she could even decide to take off at canter on her own which could be .. disastrous. :/
Good luck with 'Nikki'. ;)

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post #6 of 37 Old 07-09-2009, 04:13 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah Nikki is a code name. Not a very good one though because Pumpkinzmybaby will work out who it is straight away. Chinga has been known to buck when he is asked to canter, he hasn't done it since I first got him but I wouldn't like to risk it with an un-experianced rider.

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post #7 of 37 Old 07-09-2009, 04:36 AM
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oohhh, i get it. that little joke between us......

anyway, i think u did the right thing saying no. she was scared to do a fast walk at one stage. don't worry if she doesn't talk to u. untill she says sorry to u for being rude, i wouldn't let 'Nikki' on Chinga. your the trainer, she should be listening to u and your opinions.

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post #8 of 37 Old 07-09-2009, 04:38 AM Thread Starter
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Yeah. I'm not planning on letting her on him and not worried about it. By the way I am back and ready for some more horse action. THANK GOD!

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post #9 of 37 Old 07-11-2009, 04:26 PM
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That happens in the lesson before mine... my friend has a group lesson with another girl who is ALWAYS asking if she can canter. The thing is, she doesn't understand how it can be risky if you aren't ready for it. She asks every single lesson, and it really bugs me. My riding instructor handles it really well, though, which I wouldn't be able to do lol. I hate it when people keep on asking their instructors if they can do things that they aren't ready to do. I'm not going to ask my teacher if I can jump 3'6" because I know that I'm not ready and that riders tend to over-estimate their skill level. I figure that the trainer knows best when someone is ready to learn something new.
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post #10 of 37 Old 07-11-2009, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I guess the main problem with this is he is my horse and I'm the one helping her so if she falls off I am going to be the one to blame. When I let Pumpkinzmybaby22 ride Chinga, I always ask her if she is ready to do it and if she isn't then we keep working on something smaller. But I won't push her to do something I don't think she is ready to do.

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