Originally Posted by kitten_Val
I have a feeling she did right corrections (like heels down etc.). HOWEVER the WAY she did it is absolutely unacceptable. Don't feel dumb! There is nothing wrong if someone doesn't know something. Nothing wrong when someone points out that something is done incorrectly either.
I don't mind being corrected, in fact, Im greatful to glean information
But I'm also extremely insecure, and that's like one of my fears--getting yelled at because I don't know what Im doing. Haha. I don't mind, but I did immeaditly feel dumb, then start feeling nervous, and then just thinking: why the heck am I here if I'm such an idiot?
I think I found the horse I want--and it's definitely NOT the one that lady was selling. Instead it's a ridiculously mellow 5 year old (I didnt even think this mellow for her age was possible..) who's just a doll.
And I've been involved in 4-H for years, poultry is my thing. I'm a four time grand champion showman, and I hold showmanship clinics and lead a poultry project. I taught showmanship to many, many children this past summer, and sure, you mess up, but you correct them gently, praise them when they get something right, and they become confident and pick things up so fast. I was so proud of all of them at fair, and their hard work. My point: when you're teaching, especially something animal related, don't YELL or put down or try to make someone insecure. It's like hitting the off switch in the brain and shutting them down. It also makes them nervous around the animal which makes it worse. Im glad she corrected me, because I learned more I can apply towards my riding (hehehehe), but I did feel like a dummie.
And thanks for the advice on the halter. If I get this horse I'm making an offer on (fingers are still crossed), she's definitely getting a leather halter.