Originally Posted by HorseJumpingIsMyLife
Uhh, excuse me but I KNOW how to ride thank you very much. My Horse was abused and he is very skiddish some times and we are working out all his kinks. I Did NOT ask for you critique I asked WHICH martingale works for this. I can w/t/c/g and jump up to 3.5 feet with out using my hands. So don't you DARE say I can't ride. You've NEVER seen me ride, My horse loves me very much he isnt being TORMENTED, Got it?
Ah - yes you did. Since you are apparently paying someone to supposedly teach you - yet they are not doing a complete job - you felt the need to ask your question to complete strangers who are unaware of the whole situation.
I agree that gadgets can be shortcuts. If I put a brace on your back to ensure you sat correctly in your saddle - is that teaching - or torment? Of course you can say - Gee this hurts. Your horse cannot.
As one of the other posters said - you probably need a new instructor.