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    07-21-2008, 10:20 PM
Why wont our trainer teach us?

There are three girls who are in lessons. Me, Kate and kasey. We were in lessons for showing. Then me and kate stopped. We have told our trainier many times that we want to basicly edvance in our riding and how I want to do the musical dressage and at least 2nd level stuff. So does Kate. But she wont teach us new stuff. Its always the same thing over and over again. Why do you think that is?
I've also asked twice for private lessons. She has started a new adult group. But she can't give me a lesson, not even after sat. Lesson when Kasey is done. Should I go somewhere els for lessons? She has all thies crudentials and what not. And is suppose to be some great rider/trainer/teacher but what the heck I wanna learn. And Im getting BORED! I only rode twice this week and that NOT me.
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    07-21-2008, 10:22 PM
Green Broke
She might not feel you are good enough to advance to the next level. Ask her why she won't let you move ahead and if she says that, then either listen to her and practice more or find someone else (but know they might say the same thing).
    07-22-2008, 11:04 AM
I agree with Solon, tell her you feel like you aren't learning anything new, and ask her why that is. It could be she wants you to perfect something before you go on to something else. (I had to work on shoulder-in for about a month before I learned something else :roll: - but that's also me being badly co-ordinated and a green horse). If she can't give you a good answer then it might be time to start looking for another coach.
    07-22-2008, 02:46 PM
Yah, see when we were all in the group lesson Kate and Kasey would get more coaching, I would just be like following what she told us to do ,Canter, walk, circle, and then she would say something like half halt for me or something like that. Unless my horse was being really bad and then she told me to go into the canter and my horse bucked, and she's like "i knew she was going to do that" YAH me to! I know I have gotten better since coming to this barn and buying my horse. I just want to learn more!
    07-22-2008, 02:52 PM
Talk to your trainer and ask her what you need to work on in order to advance. There is probably something she wants you to perfect first and when she feels you have that down then she will advance you. If she can't answer that question then maybe it is time to start looking for a new trainer.
    07-22-2008, 03:12 PM
See one thing im confused on is that she hasnt told me what I really need to work on. So how can I perfect it...
    07-22-2008, 04:33 PM
Ask her. I've always found that if you talk to people everything gets better. My instructors are very good about talking about what we're doing and asking if I've got any questions and so on, but if there's something I want to know I just dive in and ask.

Ask her for three things she thinks you nearly need to work on, what her general plan is for your progess and where she thinks you're working well and not so well. If you make it specific she has to be too.
    07-22-2008, 07:05 PM
Thanks, im goingto the barn tonight and hopefully she is there but if not i'll just right a note on the board asking for a priv. Lesson. Then I can talk with her about where I want to go.

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