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post #11 of 12 Old 03-31-2013, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Anita-- those are my thoughts exactly. An instructor should recognize when work is productive or incorrect and non-productive. I actually spoke to Jax's last owner whose daughter schooled dressage on another horse for a while. She's famililar with the trainer I used and described her as a "nice person but not an experienced trainer" and recommended a new trainer for me. We'll see how it goes!

Buh, I felt just awful after that lesson and was so anxious to ride today and right a few of those wrongs. It was a relief to find that Jax was just fine and had the "it's a new day!" attitude I was hoping he would.
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post #12 of 12 Old 04-01-2013, 07:18 PM
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Jax was likely really surprised and confused by the odd "lesson" and happy to have things back to normal.

It sounds like you have a smart horse, which is good, but they will test their rider occasionally!

I hope this new instructor works better. Is she/he at least a USDF silver with students that have at least successfully shown thru 2nd or 3rd level? I would not bother with anyone with less qualifications.

Reading your rant reminded me of the first "Dressage" instructor I had. She was so horrible and I was not experienced enough to know she didn't know what she was talking about!

But I did know that she didn't seem to do much except name-drop and say insane things like "There! That was a good step. I don't know what you did, but she is going better now" what???

Then I saw her at a show, a simple schooling show, and she only w/t the gelding and he was hollow enough to hold soup on his back! I never had her back to my farm for another lesson. She was worse than useless.

i changed to a USDF Gold metalist, whose students were scoring high in Region 3, and soon I was placing at every recognized show. Against much fancier horses too

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