Originally Posted by Icrazyaboutu
What sucks is that I need lessons. I can't train Dozer all by myself but she is all I have. Maybe I will just post about what Dozer is doing wrong and you guys can give me advice on how to correct it. Then I wont need her....
What's going wrong is you're big teddy bear wants cookies and he's come to expect it from her. I'd be extremely frustrated if that happened to me and given my slight anger issue, the yelling would be a huge problem. But I understand where you're coming from with the big horse vs. girl. I'm 110 and 5'2. My mare is 17.3 and she's locked her neck before and all I could do was just pull back and make her stop, there was no turning her. Is there anyway you could just stop him and then move him back to the rail. Or maybe "dicipline" the instructor. Tell her if she wants you to be able to do this right, don't give Dozer cookies and break the habbit so he doesn't expect it from her anymore? Maybe if she gave you the cookies to give to him later?
Ugh that would piss me off so bad!!! You really need a better instructor but maybe if your parent won't offer that then something someone says here might help.
Someone above said maybe have her show you how to do it. If she won't get on him, or can't make him do what she want's...she shouldn't be yelling at you for having the same problem.
I'm slightly biased though...I've had crappy trainers and instead of going off on them, I just leave, no words, and when they ask why I say, I'm getting a trainer who can help me and not belittle me...thank you. (don't do that)