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post #11 of 16 Old 09-14-2009, 01:24 PM
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We have a small ring etiquitte problem at our barn as well. And like you, I find it really hard to be confrontational with these kids. I am not their mother, trainer, or the barn owner, so who am I to tell them what to do, ya know? My suggestion is to just bite the bullet and say what you gotta say. Give it a whirl and so will I. And then we can exchange notes!! :)

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post #12 of 16 Old 09-14-2009, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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her instructor wasn't present at the time. She was just hacking. If lessons are going on, usually I stay away from the lessons or ride elsewhere. Depends on the lesson. We have several different instructors and stuff.

But yea next time, I think just callin out to everyone "don't forget to call out" or something will be the best route. Than I'm not picking on one particular person. I know when I was her age, I woulda died if someone were to say something to me about my etiquette.

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post #13 of 16 Old 09-14-2009, 06:34 PM
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The first step would be to talk to your BO/trainer about your concerns. If that doesn't work then say something to kids at fault
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post #14 of 16 Old 09-14-2009, 06:43 PM
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She might be embarrassed if you say something to just her but she will probably also be greatful. For me I think it would be worse to find out much later that I'd been doing something wrong then it would be to have someone tell me right away.
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post #15 of 16 Old 09-14-2009, 07:36 PM
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If I did something wrong, I would want to know about it - instead of those whom I upset or offend to not say anything and allow it to fester inside of them until the point of them posting about it on a forum or exploding at me resulting in a huge fight.

I would rather they come to me, to discuss it, so that I can either defend myself or fix it.

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post #16 of 16 Old 09-14-2009, 07:57 PM
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aggh. I know how you feel. I took Gonzo into the intermediate lesson the other day, and a girl, who was older than I am- and I'm not saying that she should be more experienced, but she definitely should have been mature enough to realize her fault or apologize- kept smashing the horse she rode into us. Gonzo was getting very nervous, and everyone knows how terrified he gets. She ran into us several times and just wouldn't leave us alone! >.<

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