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        09-26-2009, 09:30 PM
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    Here is the problem, she doesn't ride other people's horses because she would feel bad because she doesn't ride her own horses. Oh and two other things that piss me off about her, she doesn't understand I am weak and that it is easier to pull his head around from the ground. The second thing is, she brings her grandson sometimes and he runs around chasing our chickens, making sound effects, etc. Mine and Dozer's first time at the equestrian center, she had her grandson in the arena on a pony that takes off with him, well, the pony took off and started running in circles around me and Dozer, making us both nervus. Then the pony noticed the gate open and took off and the kid was screaming at the top of his lungs, she was running after him, and Dozer was so worried that something was wrong with the arena so he had a spaz attack and started jumping and trying to leave. It was HORRIBLE!
         
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        09-26-2009, 09:43 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    If you really don't like her, you should realllly talk to your parents about finding a new trainer and tell them why. When I was your age I had a truly horrible trainer who wrecked my confidence in riding so much after 1 year of riding with her, I wouldnt even canter a 20 meter circle without fearing my horse would fall, nor would I jump over 18 inches. I finally got a great trainer and im back to how I was before, completely confident riding my horse. Trust me, you don't want your trainer to do that to you, its just horrible
         
        09-26-2009, 11:25 PM
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    wow

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    Originally Posted by Icrazyaboutu    
    Here is the problem, she doesn't ride other people's horses because she would feel bad because she doesn't ride her own horses. Oh and two other things that piss me off about her, she doesn't understand I am weak and that it is easier to pull his head around from the ground. The second thing is, she brings her grandson sometimes and he runs around chasing our chickens, making sound effects, etc. Mine and Dozer's first time at the equestrian center, she had her grandson in the arena on a pony that takes off with him, well, the pony took off and started running in circles around me and Dozer, making us both nervus. Then the pony noticed the gate open and took off and the kid was screaming at the top of his lungs, she was running after him, and Dozer was so worried that something was wrong with the arena so he had a spaz attack and started jumping and trying to leave. It was HORRIBLE!
    That's just completely unprofessional!!! I would have stopped the lesson and rescheduled it for a time the little brat isn't there (sorry I don't like kids.) If she did again I'd move onto another trainer? I don't understand how your parents can see this as unprofessional, and then her confronting you by yelling...that's not instruction that's uncalled for criticism and blaming. I don't want you to drop down this low but if you have to get on your knees and beg your parents for a new trainer. Jeeze, this lady needs to get straightened out some how.
         
        09-27-2009, 12:54 AM
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    She is so dumb! My friend also used her and is now with a different trainer. She is so lucky! Anyways she had the same problems and she agrees that this trainer has lowered her confidence and made her scared of her own horse, same thing she did to me. My friend has a new trainer that has boosted her confidence and help her horse improve tremendously! Im jealous!!!
         
        09-27-2009, 02:53 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Thank you :)
         
        09-27-2009, 08:45 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    Maybe you could talk to your friends parents and see if they could talk to yours.... or ask if your rents would be willing to sit in on a session with another trainer just to see if you do better with someone else, maybe even your friends trainer. Ask the other trainer if they'd be willing to work with you for a little less(explain your situation) and ask your parents if theyd be willing to give you some trial time with another trainer...
    If all else fails you can always just halt his saddle training, stop paying motormouth, and work, work, work on his ground training. Let your parents know you'd rather not use a trainer at all if you have to use her, show them you are serious. And as always you know that this is a community of people some of whom have hsared your situation and would be more than willing to give you advice should you choose to undertak his training on your own, maybe read up a bit and be your own trainer!
         
        09-27-2009, 09:26 PM
      #17
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    Where do you live in California? I think that maybe having your parents talk to your friend's parents, might help them realize why you want to switch trainers, and what your friends new trainer is like that makes them much happier with her. I had a trainer for a few years who was the big trainer in the area, but she couldn't get on my horse because she was too big for my mare (my mare was a 16.1 hand Thoroughbred who was pretty fine boned and trainer was kind of heavyset), and she spent more time yelling and upsetting my horse than she did actually helping us out. It got bad enough that my mare would freeze up whenever she heard the trainers voice at local shows. She did much better when I worked with her on my own for a year or so before I sold her, than she ever did with the trainer. My parents had the same opinion too, that they liked her, and she was the big cheese in the area, so why would I ever want to switch, and me being me, I never really argued well, I just sucked it up until I finally snapped and told them I was quitting lessons. Hopefully you can get your parents to help you find a better trainer that you get along with and can actually learn from. Depending on where you live I might be able to give you some good suggestions for trainers.
         
        09-27-2009, 09:41 PM
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    I live in Yucaipa/ Calimesa area. My friend is being trained by Dozer's old owner. I went to her house today to hang out and ride around with my friend, and my friend was riding her own horse and I was riding the lady's supposedly push button horse. TOTAL LIE. My friend and I asked for a canter and the horse took off and had no brakes or flexibly(Those were Dozer's problems when I first got him too) Then was a total spaz just walking around. We then switched that horse with another one. When I was trotting I set my reins on her neck and she took off in a dead run. And I mean dead run! After a few strides she bucked and kicked out to the side. I didn't fall because of my ex horse, Bucking Tater, but still. I don't want her training Dozer bad things... I think I will just ride, tell you guys my problems then, maybe you could help? I don't know, I'm open to suggestions.
         
        09-29-2009, 11:54 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    Never said she was training me. Its just if I have questions...i ask...The only reason Dublin was bad is because he doesnt get to run and diamond isnt even her horse....
         
        09-30-2009, 12:08 AM
      #20
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    He should still be calm if he is such a good horse, not get all excited for cantering for a second or two.
         

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