11-11-2012, 12:58 PM
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[QUOTE=LadyDreamer;1753324]At 12 I broke my first two weanlings to lead, plus the basics, and also futurity stuff. While I did all the work, my parents were always there to tell me what to do, what I was doing wrong, how to fix it, and what I was doing really well with. They didn't hover. They let me figure out a lot on my own, I didn't get killed, and my babies were awesome. I didn't start thinking I was a "trainer" until I saw the pros doing what I was doing, some of which I did much better. To me, it was/is just fun playing.
Now snooty little arrogant kids who are trying on a hat too big for them deserve to hit the ground when they think they know. Nothing bugs me more than when you are trying to teach someone and their answer is "I know" instead of "okay". My brothers kids are like that. It drives me crazy.
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Im still not 100% sure to this day that my parents could tell me what a mare or grading is. Lol they bought me a 2 yo for my 13th birthday and left everything up to me. The knew nothing. This was the mare I sold to the kids riding group. I wasn't at all arrogant though. I thoroughly respected my horse. ]
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