Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Spring Hill Florida
• Horses: 0
You're right, it's only TWH's that nod.
I'm not planning on doing any jumping.
I guess I will be getting back in there. I think it's beneficial for the girl to learn basic softening a horse, and aids. I don't get on anyone's horse and ask the horse to do something if they are not relaxed and willing.
Anita, it was not a formal lesson. And the trainer watched the girl ride around the ring stiffly, and said to me that " she knows the flat walk, now all she needs to learn is the running walk and she'll be ready." What a hoot!
I think up until these 2 occurences, I thought she was a great trainer because of all the years of experience she had. I guess I thought she would be a better teacher.
The trainer is a very nice lady who is very sick. I think what she's done is trained her students to jump well, but also be dependent on her. She's extremely knowledgeable about nutrition and illnesses.
It's a nice place to board, it's all pasture board, and the barn is empty because the horses love being out all the time. They are very good to the horses. But yes, I've seen some issues that I may have handled differently. She has 2 yearling colts that won't stand for the farrier unless she is present. They don't lead well either unless it's her doing it. I don't know.
Like Tempest said, I don't want to ruffle any feathers. It's a very small horse world here where I live.