Originally Posted by Lady Mustang
please don't yell at me! My instructor told me to letpaddy gator run because we were on a trail ride goin up hill! She told me" ok now when we go up this hill, let him go." I asked her why because I had never gone faster than a trot before! Her reply was only, "you'll see!" and paddy gator galloped! She told me I was a natural because I didnt fall off! Im still new to riding! The reason why she is giving me these lessons is that I help take care of her horses! She can't afford to pay for people to help her around the farm so my parents volenteered me in exchange to learn how to ride! Im not trying to show off! Ms marylin (my ridin teacher) told me to subscribe to this site so that I may learn more so please don't harp on me! Im not yelling at any of you so please don't yell at me
I'm not yelling at you but obviously there are some gaps in your knowledge, like 1. You shouldn't be riding a mini 2. Stallions are not for first time horse owners 3. Beginners shouldn't be galloping up hills.
I understand not everyone needs dressage lessons from a grand prix level dressage rider. Someone who can teach you basics skills. Currently you should be learning about balance, not yanking on your horses mouth and basic position. Galloping up a hill is not an appropriate thing to teach a dead beginner. I don't think your trainer has yours or your horses best interest in mind.
There is a lot more to riding then just staying on. And staying on does make you a "natural". Posted via Mobile Device