So it arrived here....I lived in Italy for eight years. Big equestrian center, standardbreds and jumpers, ponies for the little kids. Longeline was used to tire the horse. NO beginner was ever on the longe, even 3year old kids would do a max of 5 lessons and jump. If they fell off, it was the bad pony/horse.
Kids and adults could not ride without stirrups after two years of lessons, few of them could properly post, they had no clue about a half halt, proper leg aids, but they sure wore spurs.
I asked several instructors why they wouldn't teach properly. Answer was, the parents want to see quick results, want the kid jumping, and would ask about buying a horse faster, which the instructor by coincidence have in his barn.
It was sickening. A resisting horse was met with harsher bits and a whip, until it complied or threw the rider, then it would go to the dealer and a new one was coming.
One if the instructors said, proper training wasn't necessary, his folks could all ride. I asked him if he was aware that he was teaching the future, and if he had noticed that the Italian Olympic team was pretty sorry, last time I checked.........