I've taught that way on more than one occasion. It can be SO much easier to a student to really be able to visualize what you are talking about...I know I am a visual learner, so when my own trainer (from years ago) did that, I loved it. The trainer who has been working with my boss's horse does the same thing, unless it's ground work of course, but then he will use his mount to do the same thing...visual learning is often the easiest way to help a student learn.
I could easily use my girl for lessons, once she gets more solid in some of the more advanced stuff...she stands like a rock when ever I ask, and will stand for ever. Haha
"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
Last edited by mom2pride; 08-28-2010 at 11:33 PM.