Originally Posted by SilverSpur
i used to get the whip over my hands if I jabbed my horse in the mouth when I was little, I quickly learnt to have soft hands. But this lady was not all bad, and when she said you were doing something right it was a massive compliment coming from her. I rode under her instruction for years and im thinking of going back with my new boy.
I honestly don't like instructors that constantly say how well im doing. I have seen this done as a trick to make some people feel like they are improving with said instructor so they keep getting them back and instructor just sees easy $$.
Edit: I don't pay my instructors to be nice, I pay them to make me better. :)
I understand what you're saying. Unfortunately, I don't have much of a thick skin so that doesn't help. Also, I'm just learning to ride for fun. Maybe if I was learning to show in Dressage I may want someone to be strict and hard on me, but that's not what I'm after. I'm not saying she's a bad instructor, just that we're not a good match.