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post #21 of 25 Old 02-28-2011, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by smrobs View Post
I don't know. If she's offering a session for free, you might give her a try. She may have changed her tune after getting half her ass chewed off. Either way, you would get some free time on a horse .
Thanks. I haven't told her no, yet, so we'll see what happens. And Dancer is my horsey so I'm not worried about free time.
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post #22 of 25 Old 02-28-2011, 09:06 PM
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While I wouldnt tolerate being treated the way that the trainer treated you, maybe giving her one more time for "free" would be a good thing. If you want to take lessons from her after and things are good, then it could be a great thing. If not , then you can tell her you no longer want to take lessons. Her teaching just doesn't mesh well with your goals .

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post #23 of 25 Old 02-28-2011, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Puddintat View Post
So apparently I'm the second one to say something to the BO about this trainer. The BO talked to the trainer and explained that if she wants a business this is not how to treat her clients. She also pointed out that the trainer never watched us ride before hand to get our riding level and never asked us what we wanted out of the lesson. The trainer sent me a message apoligizing and even offering a retry for free. I accepted her apology but not sure if I'm going to take a lesson with her again. I may just go with my previous trainer and pay the extra money. I just want to learn how to lope for pete's sake!! lol horsey people bring a lot of drama

i know ive defended this sort of instruction, but what ive bolded is a no no. said trainer should have assessed each rider on their own to find out skill level and to find out their goals.

i would take her up on the free lesson, and if your still not happy just go back to your old instructor =)

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post #24 of 25 Old 02-28-2011, 10:36 PM
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Take the free lesson...even if you dont continue with her afterwards.

Its like getting a free oil change when the garage messed up the first one!

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post #25 of 25 Old 03-21-2011, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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I had a lesson today with my original trainer and it was awesome. We got so much done and I even loped for a few strides! Huge achievement for me. The other trainer saw my trainer come over and was royally pissed but ah well, I guess. We just didn't mesh.
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