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    10-11-2010, 04:49 AM
have you ever come across this?

So I volunteer my time for about 4 hours every monday afternoon to the RDA or riding for disabled association. There's lot's of very horsey people that go and help out. This afternoon we were chatting about riding lessons and I've been out of action for a few years due to illness and both my mare and I need a tune up. I rode her last week and she's refusing to go ont he bit and not holding herself and I was just not practiced and a bit sloppy. So I mentioned that I mgiht go for a few lessons to get a bit of a refresher/tune up and they all gave eachother a look like and a bit of a private sneer. Now they're all my friends and I usually get along well with them and we hang out together all the time. I was just a little offended by their reaction, actually I think it's responisible of me to get a few lessons as not to teach my mare bad habits. What do you guys think?
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    10-11-2010, 04:53 AM
Green Broke
Some horse people are just like that, but I think it would be a great thing to get lessons
    10-11-2010, 05:00 AM
I think its up to you, and its your choice. Everybody has different attitudes and different feelings about what they are going to do around the horses.

But I think it is very responsible for you to get lessons as bad habits, are never good to get into
    10-11-2010, 05:02 AM
Yeah no one's good enough that they don't need lessons.
Olympic champions still get lessons.
I want to get lessons. I need a tune up, but I just can't afford it.
They seem like they're just being snobby. I'd ignore them and not let it get to you. It's a good thing to want to improve yourself, especially after having so long off.
    10-11-2010, 10:40 AM
I agree with above posts. If you want lessons (which I agree everyone could use, noone knows everything) take them. I also agree that some horse people get really 'high on their horse', I have no idea why I guess that's the con. One way to see who your real friends are though.
    10-11-2010, 12:36 PM
I think that just shows how unknowledgeable they are about horses and riding IMO.

I have been riding for 30+ yrs, have been doing training for about 5, and I still get the occasional lesson, to fix old habits, or to tune up certain things. Not to mention EVERY horse person always has something new to learn.

It is great to have that person on the ground to see things that you may not be seeing while riding. I find this to especially helpful when working very green horses...
    10-11-2010, 12:39 PM
Green Broke
Why don't you ask them how they keep their Olympic medals clean - polish once a week or twice?

Ridiculous and don't pay any attention to it.
    10-11-2010, 01:52 PM
GO for it!! I think that there are a lot of horse people that think they know everything there is to know about riding, and don't need lessons. I wish I had access to lessons, I definitely need some, and have been riding on and off for my whole life!!
    10-11-2010, 03:52 PM
Lesson can never hurt anybody. There is always someone out there who will know something more than you do and vice versa. I say kudos to you for knowing your weakness and when you need help and taking a few refreshers.
    10-11-2010, 07:55 PM
[QUOTE=sarahver;778289]Why don't you ask them how they keep their Olympic medals clean - polish once a week or twice?


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