I had a friend come over yesterday with some friends of hers. She is a horse person and so are the friends that she brought over. They had two little kids with them who wanted to go for a horse back ride. So I went and saddled my mare Dee.
A little bit of history about Dee. She is a great horse, but not really broke. She is very kind natured and has been packing GR around for the last couple of months. I started doing some real training on her this last week. I think she is doing great! Her turns are really good, altough with direct rein ( I do neck rein but teach them by first next reining and then pulling on the direct rein) Her stops are AMAZING, great speed transitions and beautiful back up.
Anyways so all three kids ride her around with us leading her and she did great, as usual! After the kids were done my friend asked if she could ride her. I said sure be reminded her that Dee only has 6 rides under her belt.
She is riding her around and Dee is doing great! But her friend comes over to me and says "You know you would get a lot further with her if you would cross her reins under her neck and neck rein her that way!" But he did say it kindly, it was snarky and rude!
Can I not just train MY horse my way with out taking short cuts!? What the heck is with people and why do so many of them think that taking short cuts with horses is with the way to do?! It really irks me when people are more worried about being able to ride easily then have a well trained horse!