I've been riding with a couple. The wife's seen me ride thrice and the husband twice. I had asked the wife for a recommendation for a reining or cutting trainer (she didn't know anyone, and she herself told me they didn't know squat about either discipline, and that all they knew was trail riding).
Well, anyway, I'm going about my business on my horse when the husband comes up to me and starts acting like he's an expert on reining/cutting and riding in general, telling me things like that I should chair seat when halting my horse (not the sliding stop, just plain halting) and lean forward when loping. He kept insisting that I back my horse whenever I halt and claimed that he and his wife back every time they halt, when I've never seen either of them do that. He also kept changing what he was saying, for example first claiming that you pull and hold the reins to stop, then saying you shouldn't use any sort of pressure to stop.
He proceeded to pick apart literally every aspect of my riding and basically told me that I'm a lousy rider because I don't ride his way and that I'm wrecking my very intelligent good horse with my horrible riding (he kept repeating this).
He got real pissed when he saw I wasn't bowled over. He didn't even wave back to me when the ride was over and I was driving away.
I'm not offended or angry; I'm kind of rolling my eyes. But would you ride with this couple again? The wife basically tried to stay out of it, but I'm thinking the husband may have set himself up to keep after me and it'll get quite nasty if I have to tell him to back off. I can maneouver it so I ride with just the wife, though. The wife is not exactly a straight shooter either --- she started acting like a reining/cutting expert after she'd told me they knew nothing about it, and was saying things like that the reining spin is an extension of the rollback. But I don't think she'll start going after me like that.
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