I was reading another thread earlier, again about jumping, and how you can teach yourself, something that I strongly disagree with, then I watch a video of someone saying "here's proof you don't need a trainer to be a safe jumper" well looking at the video it was proof that you do!
A lot of things do cross over between disciplines, but once you are into specialities leave it to the people who know that area well to teach you, learn from the best, forget the rest.
I have a dressage coach, that is her speciality, I don't know if I want to take some of my horses to test standard in dressage, so I have booked a lesson with different coach. I can ride western, and if I decide to go back to it I will be happy to take pointers on trail riding from any of my western riding friends, but if I want to cut, or pen, I won't be asking the barrel racers to help.
Last edited by SouthernTrails; 12-30-2012 at 02:35 PM.