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post #31 of 34 Old 08-30-2010, 05:55 PM
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I don't teach formal lessons - I teach friends and family and also teach at pony club.

When teaching friends it is normally while out on a ride as we go - So yes I am on my horse. My horse is better educated than most they ride so I will often show them something, then put them up on my horse to try it out on a horse who knows it - They seem to like this method.

At pony club I am often on Latte while teaching and will just be sitting still or walking around - Both things that are greatly beneficial to a young horse. I don't think it effects the teaching at all.

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post #32 of 34 Old 08-30-2010, 09:31 PM
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I'm with Solon. I'm not okay with this at all. I don't think it's safe. And I'd be shocked if any parent would stand by while the instructor they were paying was riding a horse when they were supposed to be teaching their child. It's a distraction, for one. For two, what if one of the lesson horses spook? The instructor needs to be able to assist, and be there if a rider goes down. No horse is 100% predictable, or will do something 100% of the time. Just because her horse ground-tied yesterday doesn't mean it won't find chasing the runaway horse more interesting today. If they need to demonstrate, the instructor can get on the horse and show them precisely what to do with that horse. Now the student has the increased benefit of seeing THEIR horse doing what it's supposed to.

It's funny that this was brought up. I just had a conversation with my roommate about it because an instructor was teaching while riding, in WA state as well. =P

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post #33 of 34 Old 09-01-2010, 03:37 PM
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hmmm I guess I like it because my instructor dosen't like ride her stallion she'll ride sprits who is a big marsh mellow ;D so its fine

If something happens she can be over by me like that o-o

Idk that last part is just what my mom says I don't really think it would be safe either because then if my horse was freaking another horse cantering up would like freak her out more yes?

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post #34 of 34 Old 09-01-2010, 03:59 PM
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I had an instructor who rode every time while teaching me to rein
And it was extremely beneficial because it was so much easier for him to explain and then show me
It was a lot easier to learn and I picked it up quick
And sometimes we would switch horses which also helped because my horse knew nothing about reining as did i
So when I got on his horses I could feel and learn the correct way it should be done then apply it to my horse

However, I was always his only student
My lessons were free
And i've been around horses for awhile so if the horses spooked or something went wrong i'd be able to handle myself
I think when instructors ride, it might be more suitable for more experienced riders and I think it might be more beneficial depending on the discipline
For say if both my instructor and I were working on english or western pleasure I don't thing it would be as beneficial but more of an annoyance for me anyway
Just a thought

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