Ok so me and my friend used to ride hunter/jumpers but now we ride dressage. I had been absent from riding lessons for a whole month because I had school stuff going on and there was no way I was able to get there. Apparently over that month my friend convinced my instructer that she was this amazing and confident jumper, that would be a negative. Our instructer had just gotten a pony with the potential to do mini horse trials and I had told her I was very much interested in doing some mini events next summer. So.....I come back to the barn after a month and our instructer was telling another girls parent how my friend was going to ride the new pony in a mini event next summer. My mouth nearly dropped to the ground. First of all, the only reason my friend wants to do it is because I am. Secondly, when we took hunter lessons she wasn't confident to fences at all (even little crossrails). Our dressage instructer hasn't seen us jump she has just gone on what I have told her about my own jumping. Now my friend has completely convinced her that she is this amazing jumper and is going to do the mini events to. Not trying to be snobby but I was quite a bit better at jumping because I had basically no fears. Now she,my friend, is going to go galloping across a cross country course and do a show jumping course. I'll believe it when I see it. Hopefully our instructer will come to her senses when my friend starts jumping with her. I hate to talk about her like this but I just don't want her to get hurt. Cross Country jumps don't fall down! Sorry for anyone who had to read all that I just needed to vent. It feels good to get it all off my chest.