I took lessons for 8 to 10 years with one woman, I learned to sit a buck, or rear. Deal with a biting, knee rubbing, leaning on your hands horse. But I didn't learn that you shouldn't direct rein in a curb bit, what was appropriate contact, to canter outside of the edge of the arena, how to put on a bridle right, and a lot of other little things.
It annoys me to know end that she has over 20 little girls learning to ride, extremely poorly. She give them a confidence that they are great riders, but when they ever get a chance to ride some where else, maybe they'll realize how danagerous some of those things she is teaching them is. One girl thinks she has the right to train and ride anyone's horses, her head is so in the clouds she is completely unaware to of that is really going on, just because the horse doesn't buck you off, doesn't mean your a horse's gift from God!
I rode with a another woman for 6 months and learned a lot more than the 8 years with the other. I could post, had control at the canter, what a half halt was, felt real collection is, how to use my legs right for different cues, even started small x rails.
Still pinch my knees, hands to low, arms to straight, and look down to much. But it is taking time, but as of three years ago I haven't had a lesson so I rely on taking videos/photos and looking to improve.
Last edited by Cruiser; 07-05-2013 at 12:02 PM.