Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: An English Girl living in beautiful Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Hello there. I agree with the methods that others have suggested to put forward your opinion, but I'm going to offer an alternative viewpoint.
If you're new there, and want to settle in quietly, I think you should keep your views firmly to yourself. Yes, they are doing it wrong, yes it could be done better, but that situation happens around us all the time, and sometimes you just have to let it go. If you start offering your opinions on what others are doing in your first fortnight there I think someone is going to be offended however tactfully you do it.
If it were me I would tell myself - the mother is an adult, the trainer is an adult, THEY are the ones in charge of this 10 year old, not me. Not My Business.
I know it's frustrating, but the horsey world is so full of know-it-all's that people can so often resent interference no matter how well-meant. Settle in at your barn, focus on your horse, and make friends. Maybe leave this particular battle to be someone elses.
Get up, get going, seize the day. Enjoy the sunshine, the rain, cloudy days, snowstorms, and thunder. Getting on your horse is always worth the effort.