I am admittedly a timid rider but I am getting more confident all the time. I am new to riding as an adult( took a few months of lessons now have my own horse- I owned a horse as a teenager but its different as an adult). I asked a very experienced friend of mine for help with a problem I've been having with my horse. Instead of suggestions I got several minutes of "he would never do that with me, I'm so wonderful, blah blah." Basically instead of helping she just put me down. I don't understand the attitude. I already think I am awful at this, I already am scared to death of ruining this horse by letting him get away with stuff so I try hard not to. That's why I asked. Because what I was trying wasn't working...
Is it horses that bring out that attitude/braggart in people? Or have I just stumbled upon one bad apple? Does anyone else sometimes feel surrounded by people who would rather brag than offer constructive criticism?
I'm really down. Had a bad ride then her putting me down just has me thinking I will never be good enough at this.
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