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    10-12-2012, 08:29 PM
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Appropriate topic to discuss with trainer?

My 10 year old daughter had been taking weekly lessons for a year, since February at her current barn. These are 30 minutes private lessons, there are no group lessons at her barn. At first her trainer told me that she was better than most in terms of her ability to adjust her body as per instructions, but she hasn't told me anything in this vein lately. We can't lease a horse from that barn, and not even half lease, as it is too far away for us to drive for more than once a week.

My daughter is passionate about riding and horsemanship, it is "her" thing.

I love to be able to help her to grow with her passion, but when I see what her friends are getting in other sports, I'd also like more for my daughter. For example, there's more discipline in gymnastics. The girls are encouraged to work out at home--strength, flexibility. Never mind the longer practices, several times a week (which we can't do now with her riding).

Ideally, I'd like the trainer to "prescribe" more physical activity at home, to set goals for her and discuss them with her, and in other words to treat it as more than just a recreation.

Would it be appropriate to discuss this with the trainer, or because we are not leasing a horse my daughter won't be considered serious riding material and these questions would be ridiculous? FWIW, the coach, even if she competes herself, seems to be very laid back and not super communicative. I don't want to give an impression of a pushy parent, especially as there's a possibility that my daughter is not a great rider material anyway. I have no experience, and can't tell how well she's doing compared to some kind of an average.

Thank you for any thoughts on this.
     
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    10-12-2012, 08:33 PM
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Absolutely ask! I give all of my students at home exercises & stretches, riding uses a very different muscle set than most sports. Also silly but fun things like hula hooping will help with independent motion and absorbing shock through the abdomen. Yoga or pilates is also a great pair with riding.
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    10-12-2012, 08:40 PM
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Absolutely ask! I give all of my students at home exercises & stretches, riding uses a very different muscle set than most sports. Also silly but fun things like hula hooping will help with independent motion and absorbing shock through the abdomen. Yoga or pilates is also a great pair with riding.
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Thanks! I personally do know what she could be doing , but I want this to come from the trainer, does this make sense?
     

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