Originally Posted by ToManyHorsesAndOnePony
SlideStop... you are being very rude. Mady.... theres some people on here it does better to not respond to, they seem to want to draw you into a mini argument
That is your opinion, but I don't think SS is being rude, I think what she is expressing is frustration, I feel it as well from reading the Op's responses. I don;t know you, as far as I know this is the first thread of yours I have come across (memory for names etc is shot, so I maybe mistaken) but all I read is push back.
You go for an apprenticeship, working pupil or student position to learn, which means trying new things. If you don't like what you see and you don;t like the way they handle their horses, don't go, because you should only go and apprentice to people who make you go "WOW, that's what I want"
If there is enough there that you want to go then do the months trial, see how you get on, away from home, no other young people, different way of working with horses, and then decide. Of course you should be adult enough to have a conversation with them about the way you want to handle your horse, but please bear in mind that when he is in their stables, he becomes a reflection of them, the pair of you in public are representing the stables, so they have an input!