Ok I recently began lessons off a new instructer to the area she is great all arena stuff until we went out cross country.
She DEMANDED I brought a crop out cross country and I was not going out without one. I have never used a crop EVER on this particular horse there is just no need she is so sensitive that iv never kicked her all I do is squeeze.
I explained that to my instructer that I didnt feel comfortable using a stick when it was not needed.
She replied you don't go cross country with out a crop now never mind that iv competed this horse every weekend and yet am to need a crop she is just an eager to please foreward going horse.
The resultant was she only let me jump childrens jumps as there was no point taking a risk with out a crop. This highly insulted me firstly I know my horse and I know her limits if after 4years im yet to need a crop in her I think its pretty safe to say I know how to handle and deal with her.
What would you have done in the situation?? My parents think I should have given in and taken the crop even though it went against my principles and my horses training.